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Weightmans LLP

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Edwina Farrell

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Weightmans LLP

Work Department

Real estate.


Edwina joined the firm as a partner in March 2015 from DAC Beachcroft where she was a specialist advisor in health and emergency services matters. Edwina’s background is that of a real estate solicitor who undertakes some commercial work in her field as the two are closely related for the primary care providers she advises. Edwina advises GPs and other medical services providers in complex surgery developments and leases which are compatible with their NHS medical service contracts and in respect of their partnership and joint venture businesses. This includes partnership formation merger retirement and dissolution including advising in disputes between partners. Edwina is a regular contributor to relevant journals in her practice area such as Pulse and GP, as well as being invited to speak to medical practitioners across the county in connection with current matters of interest within the health service. Publications of note: various Pulse Magazine contributions aimed at medical professionals. February 2014 – tips for reducing service charge.


Wokingham Borough Council 1991-2002; Also taught ILeX and CPE in public law and land law 2000-03; assistant, Pemberton Greenish 2002-04; property team leader, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead 2004-05; assistant and then associate in 2011, Hempsons 2005-13; associate, DAC Beachcroft 2013-15; partner, Weightmans LLP March 2015-present.


The Law Society.


University of Wales (St David’s University College) (1989 English 2(:2)).

London: Corporate and commercial


Within: Partnership

The team at Weightmans LLP  was bolstered by the arrival of ‘partnership guru’ Andrew Cromby, who joined the team from Bracher Rawlins LLP in October 2017. The group offers a full partnership service, which draws on the wider firm’s compliance and regulatory practice, led by Michelle Garlick, who has particular expertise in the legal partnership space. Richard Corran handles matters arising out of the North West and is currently acting for the majority partners of a medical practice in a dispute with an ongoing partner. Edwina Farrell leads the medical partnership team and specialises in advising NHS GP practices on property and partnership business matters. Damian Carter joined the Manchester team from Berg in March 2017 and has considerable experience in commercial disputes with partnership aspects.

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London: Public sector


Within: Healthcare

Weightmans LLP ’s team ‘has excellent knowledge of the healthcare sector’ and expertise in advising a number of public bodies and NHS clients ‘means they are well-placed to provide the type of service needed by public bodies’. The practice handles regulatory matters and healthcare litigation for public sector clients . Rachel Kneale , Richard Jolly  and Tony Yeaman  jointly lead the national group and are supported by the ‘excellent and proactive’ Vanessa Splaine  who specialises in clinical negligence. Other key contacts are the ‘knowledgeable and informed’ Edwina Farrell  working on GP partnerships, transactions and real estate and Nathan East  gives ‘sensible and pragmatic advise’ to NHS Trusts, public services organisations and healthcare practitioner on commercial, governance and real estate issues. Simon Turner  is highly recommended for regulatory work and has acted for Professional Standards Authority for health and social care and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in highly complex litigation. Kneale represented Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in an inquest involving a patient who died from a laceration to the liver following a bike accident. Farrell and East continue to advise Kent Local Medical Committee on real estate matters.

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West Midlands: Public sector


Within: Health

Weightmans LLP focuses primarily on regulatory, employment and governance work. Tony Yeaman leads the team and is an expert in reputational issues, inquiries, litigation and human rights cases. Deborah Bannister is particularly active on governance and risk management matters. John Glendening advises on inquests, consent to treatment, confidentiality and risk management matters. Other notable names include Morris Hill, who is experienced in health and social care law, and Edwina Farrell, who is particularly active on real estate matters.

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