Health in Yorkshire And The Humber

Capsticks LLP

Capsticks LLP offers comprehensive coverage of the health sector with substantial experience of acting for NHS clients at a national level. The team's public sector client roster encompasses NHS trusts, mental health providers, ambulance trusts, government departments and healthcare regulators, while on the private side the team acts for private healthcare providers and GP practices. The group handles clinical law, employment issues, contentious work, corporate matters and real estate mandates. Senior partner Rachael Heenan leads the practice and specialises in employment and governance matters, David Roberts heads up the Leeds office, Ian Cooper leads the national advisory and public law team, while Lisa Geary is head of the real estate group.

Practice head(s):

Rachael Heenan

Other key lawyers:

David Roberts; Ian Cooper; Lisa Geary

Testimonials

Capsticks in the best healthcare firm in the country. The group is pre-eminent and a great deal of attention seems to have been paid to selecting a solid team of lawyers who work well together and have incredibly high standards‘.

The team is available, easy to get hold of and very easy to work with. It understands the needs of its clients and works with them at all times‘.

Ian Cooper and associate David Birch are both helpful and a dream to work with. They understand what you need and get on with it, and are also personable and professional‘.

Key clients

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals

South Yorkshire Police

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS FT

Humberside Fire and Rescue Authority

County Durham and Darlington NHS FT

Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS FT

NHS Confederation and NHS Employers

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS FT

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

NHS England Over 5 years No

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Chesterfield Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS

Foundation Trust Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS FoundationTrust

Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

National Audit Office

Department of Health

NHS England

NHS Confederation

NHS Property Services Limited

Community Health Partnerships Ltd

North East CSU

Affinity Trust Lt

iGene (London) Limited

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Cheshire Local Medical Committee

Various and numerous GP partnerships and corporate primary care providers

Humberside Local

Medical Committee Humberside Fire and Rescue Authority

Agencia Consulting Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented NHS Direct in an inquest and claim resulting from the death of a young mother following attempts to seek telephone advice.
  • Advising on the transfer of community health services from Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to  University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Acted for County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust in an Employment Tribunal claim relating to disability discrimination and failures to make adjustments for a trainee anaesthetist who developed a latex allergy.
  • Advising an emergency service on issues with its board and senior management team after a director was investigated following allegations of bullying and harassment.
  • Assisting iGene London Limited with the provision of a new mortuary on land adjacent to, and owned by, Stoke Council for the provision of digital autopsy services.

DAC Beachcroft LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP's public law and health projects team handles the full spectrum of health work with notable expertise in care systems, partnerships, policy development, procurement matters and integrated services contracts. The group is also highly regarded for its mental health advice to public and private sector clients, and works closely with the real estate team to assist with property portfolio management and property purchases. Team head Charlotte Burnett advises on commercial, integration and primary care issues; healthcare regulatory team head Tracey Longfield handles criminal, health and safety and regulatory work; Sean Doherty is the key contact for clinical negligence matters, Peter Merchant handles mental health work, and James Rhodes focuses on employment issues.

Practice head(s):

Charlotte Burnett; Tracey Longfield

Testimonials

DAC Beachcroft fields a strong personable team, which is able to respond to a broad range of questions and concerns. It has a good ability to quickly understand the context of the issue and provide relevant and timely advice‘.

The group has expert knowledge of mental health related issues, fields friendly individuals, and provides easy-to-understand advice‘.

Peter Merchant has a wealth of experience and knowledge. He is always thorough to ensure that the best representation is provided and comes up with innovative ways to consider cases‘.

Key clients

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Leeds CCG

NHS North Kirklees and NHS Huddersfield CCG

NHS Wakefield CCG

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Health Research Agency

Barnsley Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Harrogate NHS Foundation Trust

BUPA

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Commissioning Board (NHS England)

NHS North East Lincolnshire CCG

NHS Calderdale CCG

NHS Hull CCG

Babylon Healthcare Services

City Health Care Partnership CIC

Work highlights

  • Advising NHS England on the development and implementation of its new business model programme across the NHS.
  • Assisting the Government Legal Department with the drafting of the 2019 voluntary scheme for branded medicines pricing and access.
  • Defending The Whittington Health Trust in an Employment Tribunal claim brought by a dental nurse relating to complaints arising from a large-scale TUPE transfer and internal reorganisation.
  • Acting for United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust on its sale of surplus land at a decommissioned hospital for retail and residential development.

Hempsons

Health and social care boutique Hempsons has expansive expertise in this area, fielding healthcare, corporate and commercial, social care, projects, employment and real estate teams to handle matters including procurement, primary care issues and litigation, among others. Adrian Parker heads up the procurement offering, while Crispin Pettifer is the key name for projects and construction work. Andrew Davidson handles employment issues, Adrienne D’Arcy is a healthcare litigator, Stephen Evans focuses on mental health issues, and Ross Clark is a GP expert.

Practice head(s):

Adrian Parker

Other key lawyers:

Crispin Pettifer; Andrew Davidson; Adrienne D’Arcy; Stephen Evans; Ross Clark

Key clients

NHS Resolution

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Bradford District Care Trust

South West Yorkshire Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust

Locala

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

NHS England

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Salford CCG

Work highlights

  • Represented Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in successfully challenging Lancashire County Council in a procurement challenge for the provision of services.
  • Acted for Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust in a case against an individual who was in contempt of court for exaggerating the effect of minor injuries and fraudulently claiming compensation against the NHS.
  • Advising Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on the development of the Wolfson Centre for Applied Health Research.
  • Representing Humber Teaching NHS FT in a complex inquest relating to the death of a prisoner.
  • Assisted Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust on its procurement process to appoint a strategic estates partner.

Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaw Goddard's department is split into four separate teams; public sector and health infrastructure, social and long-term care, life sciences and private healthcare. Alongside its public and private healthcare clients, the department also handles PFI secondary market transactions, infrastructure portfolios and care home work. Bill Gilliam leads the Leeds health sector group and focuses on contentious issues, Peter Wood handles corporate matters, Simon Lofthouse heads up the private healthcare provider group and legal director Louise Dobson litigates matters in the health and pharmaceutical sectors.

Practice head(s):

Bill Gilliam

Testimonials

Addleshaw Goddard fields a great team, which is dynamic, knowledgeable and very client friendly‘.

The team combines an excellent understanding of the NHS public sector with commercial legal knowledge. It has strong ethics and values the culture of the client to ensure the case is presented to the client’s best advantage‘.

Bill Gilliam is a stand-out solicitor – a fantastic technical lawyer but also commercial and practical‘.

Louise Dobson really knows her stuff‘.

Key clients

McKesson UK (including Lloyds Pharmacy Group and AAH Pharmaceuticals)

Mangar Health

BUPA

GlaxoSmithKline

NHS Business Services Authority

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton Foundation Trust

Assura Medical

Bupa Care Homes Mercia Healthcare

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough (NHS) Foundation Trust

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen NHS University Hospital Trust

NHS Improvement

Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust

Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Serco Limited

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust

Citybranch Limited and Citybranch Healthcare Limited

Liverpool and Sefton Health Partnerships Limited

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Clinigen Group Plc

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

North Tees and Hartlepool Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Work highlights

  • Advised Serco on a complex outsourcing health transaction involving a contract for the supply of soft facilities management services to the NHS.
  • Acted for Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust in the termination of an existing property management services agreement with a joint venture company and the subsequent dismantling of the joint venture.
  • Assisted Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with navigating the transactions guidance and engagement with BHSI to deliver a restructure of NHS services in the Derby region to the the University Hospital of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Advised YFM Private Equity and others on the sale of inflatable lifting and bathing device manufacturer Mangar Health to Groupe Winncare.
  • Assisting a provider in the health sector with the exit of its contractual arrangements with an IT solutions and software provider.

Bevan Brittan LLP

Bevan Brittan LLP is a key name for NHS clients, and regularly acts for NHS trusts, public healthcare providers and government departments as well as private sector organisations. The practice is particularly active in healthcare-related property transactions and handles a wide range of patient matters including inquests, investigations and prosecutions. Michael Boyd and James Atkins jointly lead the group; Boyd focuses on commercial, capital and governance issues, and Atkins leads the healthcare property team.

Practice head(s):

Michael Boyd; James Atkins

Key clients

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Property Services Limited

Connect Limited

NHS England

Work highlights

  • Advising Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust on the refinancing of its PFI project.
  • Assisting Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust with the establishment of a wholly-owned subsidiary.
  • Advising University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust on interface issues between the Trust’s PFI project and a new facility on the PFI site.
  • Acting for Connect Physical Health Centres Limited on several procurement issues.
  • Assisting The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with the Carillion insolvency and the transfer of the service obligations from Carillion to Serco.

Walker Morris LLP

Walker Morris LLP's cross-departmental practice counts government departments, NHS trusts, care home and care village providers and private sector companies as clients. The group also advises on medical device issues, restructurings and insolvencies, and regulatory mandates. Jo Stephenson heads up the group, which also includes commercial specialist David Kilduff, regulatory lawyer Stuart PontingJeremy Moore, who handles real estate work; and competition expert Trudy Feaster-Gee, who is experienced in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals and life sciences sectors.

Practice head(s):

Jo Stephenson

Key clients

Anchor Hanover Group

Avacta

Hyde Group

Kirklees Council

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

Servelec Group

Synergy Healthcare UK Limited

NHS Business Services Authority

NHS SBS

NHS Commercial Alliance

Work highlights

  • Advised Leeds Teaching Hospitals on the procurement of a new CHP energy centre to provide heat and power to St James’s Hospital.
  • Assisted Harrogate Neighbours Housing Association and Keepmoat with an extra care development for older people in Harrogate.
  • Advised a client on its acquisition of a development site for a care home in York.
  • Acted for Servelec Group on its acquisition of Careervision Holdings Limited.