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DAC Beachcroft LLP

PORTWALL PLACE, PORTWALL LANE, BRISTOL, BS1 6NA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0117 918 2000
Fax:
Fax 0117 918 2100
DX:
7846 BRISTOL 1
Email:
Web:
www.dacbeachcroft.com

Corinne Slingo

Tel:
Work 0117 918 2152
Email:
DAC BEACHCROFT LLP

Work Department

Healthcare regulatory and public law.

Position

Corinne leads the southern healthcare regulatory and public law team advising on all aspects of healthcare regulation, from patient care/consent issues through to statutory powers, governance and assurance. Her work includes a wide range of areas of advice and reputational management for businesses within the health and social care sector. Her work in regulatory, governance and risk has resulted in a unique regulatory due diligence service, delivered within sector transactions, for both buyer and vendor DD. Corinne also has extensive experience of advocacy in inquests, judicial reviews and involvement in risk assessment and the integrated governance agenda. Corinne is very experienced in offering urgent, pragmatic assistance to health and social care providers where emergency media sensitive matters arise, whether through complaints, regulatory scrutiny, inquests or inquiries. Her advice work includes assisting the public sector in relation to new obligations arising from altered corporate structures, new businesses, changes in statute, Department of Health guidance, and European decisions. Areas of advice also include advising on policy documents, clinical governance, commissioning and consultation. Corinne is well regarded for her wide sector knowledge, helping public and private sector clients steer strategies through the extensive regulatory, legislative and political backdrop in which they operate. She is often called to advise boards of public and private health and social care providers on delivering assurance on key areas of risk to their corporate health profile, as well as training and developing boards in engagement on the importance of robust governance and assurance processes. Corinne also deals with professional disciplinary matters through the GMC and other professional bodies.

Career

Trainee solicitor Lyons Davidson 1994-96; assistant solicitor 1996-99; assistant solicitor Beachcroft Wansbroughs May (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) 1999; associate May 2002; partner May 2005.

Member

Law Society; Bristol Law Society.

Education

University of the West of England, Bristol (LLB Hons).


South West: Public sector

Health

Within: Health

DAC Beachcroft LLP advises on high-level strategic work including ACO development, joint ventures, Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections and governance. The firm acts for more than 300 NHS bodies and also private insurers and healthcare providers. It has recently dealt with cases involving outsourcing projects, defence of negligence claims, withdrawal of treatment applications and employment issues involving TUPE and age discrimination claims. The firm recently acted for a private mental healthcare provider in the acquisition of a provider of integrated care that owned specialised hospitals for patients with disabilities and mental health issues. This involved advising on complex and strategic issues such as due diligence, reorganisation and consolidation. Corinne Slingo leads the team and specialises in regulatory CQC work related to registration, inspection preparation and ratings issues. Health sector head Nigel Montgomery focuses on group actions and catastrophic injury work. Rachel Roberts-Jenkins is adept at handling clinical negligence claims, and Simon Perkins deals with medical malpractice issues and clinical negligence claims such as those relating to ophthalmology and plastic surgery. Katy Horner specialises in providing HR advice and advice on reorganisation, redundancies and consultation with trade unions. Hannah Volpe deals with catastrophic claims and is experienced in dealing with hospital acquired infection cases. Sara Woods was promoted to senior associate and Alison Martin, Jessica Major and Vanessa Taylor-Byrne were all promoted to legal directors. Jonny Landau joined as partner from RadcliffesLeBrasseur and focuses on regulatory matters.

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