Jill Mason > Mills & Reeve LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile
Mills & Reeve LLP Offices
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Jill is Head of our Health and Care Sector – a growing and dynamic sector with over 200 lawyers working across a wide range of clients. She has over 25 years’ experience in healthcare law – the law relating to patients. As Head of the Healthcare and Mental Health law team nationally she also advises on a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious matters for clients in both the NHS and private sector. This includes inquests, judicial reviews, Mental Health Act advice, Mental Capacity Act advice, support and training around investigations, risk management, duty of candour, NHS Continuing Healthcare and consultation issues. Jill has also handled clinical negligence claims particularly complex, sensitive and high-value matters for NHS clients. Jill is client relationship partner for many of the sectors key clients. Jill sits on the firm’s Audit Governance and Oversight Panel, is on the Governance Board of the Zero Suicide Alliance and is a Trustee of The Lucy Faithfull Foundation.
Trainee solicitor Mills & Reeve 1993-95; solicitor 1995-2000; solicitor Barlow Lyde and Gilbert 2000-03; associate Bevan Ashford 2003-04; partner Bevan Brittan 2004-05; partner Mills & Reeve 2005.
Birmingham Medico Legal Society.
Whitehead High School; Queen’s University, Belfast.
Horse riding and skiing.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Mills & Reeve LLP’s healthcare practice acts for a broad range of clients, including, but not limited to, national bodies, commissioners and care homes. The team is run by Jill Mason, who has considerable experience of advising public and private sector providers on various healthcare matters, such as inquests and judicial review. Jog Hundle advises on various issues, ranging from disputes with medical staff and senior managers, to whistleblowing, while Neil Ward is experienced in Court of Protection applications for serious medical treatment cases, among other areas. Julian Smith handles strategic acquisition, disposal and joint venture projects, while Helen Tringham’s capabilities include contentious data protection matters.
The team at Mills & Reeve LLP acts for NHS trusts, national bodies, charities and independent healthcare providers, with a focus on health tech and real estate matters. Jill Mason , primarily based in Birmingham, heads up the team which is adept in supporting clients from place-based partnerships and governance arrangements to contractual, regulatory and procurement work. While Chris Wilkinson has particular expertise in the pharmaceuticals sector, associate Jennifer Lewis draws on experience in public sector real estate with a focus on health in the primary care sector. With commercial and technology expertise Charlotte Lewis assists organisations across the health and social care system from system integration and organisational mergers to electronic patient record procurements.
Acting for a number of integrated care boards and NHS trusts, the team at Mills & Reeve LLP dispenses advice on digitisation, infrastructure matters, and large-scale capital schemes. Practice head Jill Mason has broad expertise spanning both the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005, in addition to judicial reviews and inquests. The ‘incredible’ Rob Day, having been promoted to partner in June 2022, leads on the primary care and NHS governance side, often advising both commissioners and providers on operation developments. Duncan Astill maintains his regulatory focus, often handling healthcare-related investigations and prosecutions. Jog Hundle, who has longstanding experience in employment and corporate issues within healthcare, frequently advises on discrimination and whistleblowing cases concerning medical staff.
The large team at Mills & Reeve LLP has an impressive client base of acute, mental health and community trusts, as well as commissioning bodies and independent sector providers. It is skilled at advising clients on High Court inherent jurisdiction cases for children, and deprivation of liberty matters. It frequently deals with complex matters such as end of life, significant restrictions of movement and sexual relations matters. Jill Mason and Neil Ward are the heads of department.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- Real estate > Construction
- Public sector > Education
- Public sector > Health
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Insurance > Professional negligence
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Birmingham
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Birmingham
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Employment > Employment
- Private client > Family: Birmingham
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- Finance > Banking and finance
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property
- Employment > Pensions
- Real estate > Commercial property: Birmingham
- Real estate > Property litigation