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Hempsons

100 WOOD STREET, LONDON, EC2V 7AN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7839 0278
Fax:
Fax 020 7839 8212
DX:
138411 CHARING CROSS-1
Email:
Web:
www.hempsons.co.uk

London: Corporate and commercial

Partnership
Partnership - ranked: tier 3

Hempsons

Hempsons is 'clearly a market leader in the medical partnership field', a reputation that is embodied by its practice head, 'problem-solver' Ross Clark , who possesses 'superb knowledge of NHS systems'. In addition to an active medical M&A practice, he also has significant experience in the formation of primary care partnership models and the establishment and reorganisations of GP Provider Organisations (GPPOs). 'Good communicator' and 'clear-thinker' Ian Hempseed advised Encompass GP Partnerships to incorporate a company limited by shares for the purpose of representing the practices within its locality and enabling it to bid for specific contracts. Faisal Dhalla is noted for his expertise in partnership disputes, while Bryn Morgan specialises in real estate issues arising out of medical partnerships. Known for providing 'frank advice', Lynne Abbess retired in July 2017, but is often called upon as a consultant.

Leading individuals

Ross Clark - Hempsons

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London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline
Professional discipline - ranked: tier 1

Hempsons

Hempsons' 'excellent team is meticulous in its work and always does its best for clients'. The practice was recently active in all the key healthcare regulatory and disciplinary tribunals, representing the full range of public bodies, defence organisations and their members and private individuals; its representative work includes complex investigations involving the Police, Coroner, NHS Protect, Health and Safety Executive and professional regulators and related civil litigation. The national professional discipline head is Chris Morris, who is 'a top-quality lawyer who has vast experience, excellent strategic acumen and an impressive grasp of the detailed legal aspects of this field'; Manchester-based Katherine Sheldrick , who is the northern team head, 'handles difficult clients with real skill, and is straight talking and knows the law inside out'; and Tania Francis 'commits herself to clients' cases, while her previous professional experience as a doctor gives her particular insight into which points are worth pursuing'. Other recommended advisers are Anne Ball, who leads the crime and regulatory team that advises NHS bodies and healthcare practitioners in relation to criminal law and specific investigations by the Police, Coroner and General Medical Council; and Taiyaba Waheed, who is 'calm and industrious, and able to distill a large amount of material down to the central points that matter'.

Leading individuals

Chris Morris - Hempsons

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London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant
Clinical negligence: defendant - ranked: tier 1

Hempsons

The healthcare practice at Hempsons handles a range of complex and high-value claims as well as multi-party actions, and is known for its 'common-sense and pragmatic advice, as well as its depth of knowledge and experience'. The firm acts for the NHSR and MDU, as well as several NHS trusts and commercial medical practice insurers. Key individuals include John Holmes and Nadya Wolferstan, who concentrates on clinical governance, mental health law interpretation, public inquiries, judicial review challenges, information governance and inquests.

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London: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit
Charities and not-for-profit - ranked: tier 2

Hempsons

Hempsons¬†‚Äô ‚Äėknowledge of the charities sector is second to none. Its advice is of excellent quality and it is served with a positive ‚Äėcan do‚Äô attitude‚Äô. Ian Hempseed¬†heads the department and has a ‚Äėgreat ability to get things done‚Äô; Hempseed garners considerable praise as someone who is ‚Äėexcellent on governance with a first-class understanding of charity law and company law‚Äô. On employment matters for charities Martin Cheyne¬† delivers ‚Äėexceptional value for money with quick response times and great insight‚Äô and associate Philippa Doyle¬† ‚Äėalways positively assists us‚Äô. The group acts for an impressive array of clients and has been advising the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (a Royal Charter corporation) on various matters including advising the Chief Executive on diverse governance issues such as on a series of changes to its by-laws. The team provides ‚Äėeffective advice due to its outstanding sector knowledge‚Äô. Other key clients include Turning Point, Salvation Army Trust as well as National Childbirth Trust.

Leading individuals

Ian Hempseed - Hempsons

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London: Public sector

Healthcare
Healthcare - ranked: tier 1

Hempsons

Hempsons'¬†‚Äėoutstanding‚Äô specialist health and social care practice handles a wide range of healthcare regulatory, life sciences and corporate work for an impressive roster of clients including NHS trusts, the Care Quality Commission, and ¬†private and third sector providers. Key contacts within the sizeable team are Christian Dingwall,¬†who has ‚Äėunrivalled experience‚Äô in NHS governance and services configuration; recent work includes advising NHS Burley CCG on putting in place interim alliance contracting arrangements, and Manchester Primary Care Providers relating to the establishment of the Manchester Local Care Organisation with its partners (Manchester CC and the Manchester acute and mental health trusts). Miriam Farley¬†focuses on clinical negligence and high value brain injury claims, while Ian Hempseed¬† advises charities and social enterprises, and counts The Health and Work Community Interest Company (Syngentis) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as clients. Jamie Foster¬†has notable experience in the management of complex projects and transactions, having recently advised on the merger of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHSFT and University Hospital South Manchester NHSFT.¬†Other contacts to note are Janie Barber in healthcare regulatory and employment and Tania Francis¬† specialises in advising healthcare practitioners.

Leading individuals

Christian Dingwall - Hempsons

John Holmes - Hempsons

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology
Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology - ranked: tier 4

Hempsons

Hempsons is led by James Lawford Davies, who is an expert in life sciences regulation and litigation. Recent mandates for Lawford Davies include advising the Francis Crick Institute (and The Wellcome Trust) on obtaining regulatory approval for its gene editing technology, and defending Professor Paolo Macchiarini, who was accused of research misconduct following the death of a patient and falsifying academic credentials. Also recommended are corporate and commercial specialists Jamie Foster and Faisal Dhalla, as well as IP expert Gill Hall.

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