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Browne Jacobson LLP  has expertise in clinical negligence, inquests, employment, property and commercial matters. Sarah White is an expert in high profile clinical negligence defendant work, as is her colleague Rachel Lyne . Neil Ward is also a key figure and is an expert in complex and sensitive inquest cases. Jonathan Hayden is an expert in commercial contracts and new care models, and recently advised NHS Scarborough and Ryedale CCG on developing a new care model where community services are commissioned on an outcome-focused basis. Helen Badger specialises in employment, particularly on complex tribunal claims and Martin Cannon works on construction disputes. Employment law expert Jacqui Atkinson recently joined from Capsticks LLP.

Capsticks LLP 's skillset in this space includes advising on corporate, transactional, employment and public matters. Michael Clifford leads the Birmingham office and focuses on M&A, restructurings, joint ventures, outsourcings and partnerships. Tracey Lucas regularly represents NHS bodies on public law issues and recently advised a trust on a patient with schizophrenia refusing a potentially life-saving knee amputation. Employment specialist Bridget Prosser is also a key figure. Other names of note include: associate Chloe Edwards, who is an expert in discrimination cases; inquests solicitor Claire Quinn and associate Henry Matveieff, who advised Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust on the disposal of a substantial part of the Birmingham City Hospital to the Homes and Communities Agency. Jacquis Atkinson recently joined Browne Jacobson LLP.

Mills & Reeve LLP has expertise in transactional, regulatory and technology matters within this sphere. Bridget Archibaldheads  the practice and is active on the development of new healthcare facilities. Commercial specialist Rhian Vandrill  advised Dudley CCG on its £4b contract on a Multispecialty Community Provider model. Employment expert Jog Hundle   recently defended a teaching hospital against allegations of race discrimination and victimisation by a consultant employee. He also advised 2gether NHS Foundation Trust on its merger with Gloucestershire Care Services, including on the transfer of its staff. Martin Brewer  is also experienced in employment matters. Also recommended are mental health specialist Jill Mason  and corporate specialist Julian Smith  , who recently assisted Elysium Healthcare with its acquisition of Broadham Care. Consultant Stuart Knowles  works on inquests and investigations and recently conducted inquests on two deaths at Rampton Hospital. He also advised four NHS and Foundation Trusts together on a patient sharing information agreement on their IT systems.

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.

Gowling WLG’s key strengths in this field lie in transactional and contractual matters, with a number of NHS trusts among its client base. Practice head Robert Breedon advised Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust on the sale of two medium secure units to its subsidiary Summerhill Services. He also assisted NHS Mansfield and Ashfield CCG and NHS Newark and Sherwood CCG with their health and care alliance, as well as Lakeside Healthcare on its merger with six other GP practices. Other key figures include: structured finance specialist Jon Lent; real estate expert Christine Jackson;  Andrew Litchfield, who focuses on regulatory work; and transactions specialist Michael Lacey.

Pinsent Masons LLP advises on the financing, regulatory and corporate aspects of healthcare for a wide range of clients including PE houses, property funds, banks and corporates. Joanne Ellis leads the team and is particularly known for her work on healthcare transactions. She recently assisted Jacobs Holding with its purchase of the Southern Dental Group as well as advising the shareholders of Porthaven Group Holdings on its sale to Fremont Realty Capital and other investors. She also worked with Embrace Group on 17 corporate disposals. Ellis is assisted by legal director Tom Eastwood, who focuses on real estate matters, and Kate Orviss , who advised Indo UK Healthcare Private and UK Global Healthcare on a collaborative initiative on the construction of a number of hospitals and polyclinics in India. Other key figures include: health and safety specialist Sean Elson; Michel Lakin, who is experienced in corporate work; associate Daniel Braithwaite; real estate specialist James Lang; and legal director Louise Fullwood.

Sydney Mitchell LLP focuses on GP mergers, disputes, leasing and tax issues. Fahmida Ismail leads the team and is heavily involved in property and finance matters pertaining to GPs and medical practices. Consultant solicitor Tony Harris is active on Primary Care Commissioning and extending existing GP premises. Consultant solicitor Dean Parnell works on commercial disputes and employment issues.

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