Jill Mason > Mills & Reeve LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP
78-84 COLMORE ROW
BIRMINGHAM
B3 2AB
England

Work Department

Healthcare.

Position

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.

Career

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.

Memberships

Birmingham Medico Legal Society.

Education

Whitehead High School; Queen’s University, Belfast.

Leisure

Horse riding and skiing.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Court of protection

Mills & Reeve LLP works on a range of complex cases with both commissioners and providers of care. The majority of its instructions are heard by High Court judges in the Court of Protection. Jill Mason frequently advises clients on issues under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 ranging from advance decisions, lasting powers of attorney to best interests decisions in the context of serious medical treatment cases or deprivation of liberty matters. It is increasingly advising on contested legacy matters in the Court of Protection.

London > Public sector > Healthcare

Mills & Reeve LLP is noted for its ‘outstanding‘ full-service advice on major healthcare projects for NHS Trusts, independent health and care providers, commissioners, and national bodies. In Birmingham, head of the health and care sector team Jill Mason advises across a range of healthcare matters, extending to mental health and capacity matters, inquests, judicial reviews, and public inquiries. In Norwich, Natalie Wade is an ‘exceptional‘ healthcare M&A specialist, especially with high-volume acquisitions. Based in Cambridge, Peter Wainman advises healthcare clients on IT and data protection. Notably, partner Neil Ward joined from Browne Jacobson LLP in November 2020 while Jagvinder Singh Kang joined as partner from Technology Law Alliance in May 2020. In June 2021  Dawn Brathwaite retired from the partnership but remains in the team as a part-time consultant.

West Midlands > Public sector > Health

(Leading individuals)

Jill MasonMills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP acts for a wide range of clients, including independent healthcare providers, NHS trusts, national bodies and charities. Its range of work is equally varied, encompassing complex litigation and major collaborative projects between healthcare bodies. Jill Mason, who leads the team, stands out for her frequent involvement in inquests; she recently advised Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust during a two-week jury inquest, raising complex issues regarding the Mental Health Act. Jog Hundle is another key partner with experience advising clients in the healthcare sector on a range of employment matters, including discrimination and whistleblowing claims. Associate Katrina McCrory stands out for her strong track record in healthcare litigation.

North West > Public sector > Health

Mills & Reeve LLP has a strong client following among NHS trusts, and it also advises clients such as independent health and care providers, national bodies, charities and non-for-profit organisations. It also acts for investors in the sector. The team has significant experience on health tech, an area in which Charlotte Lewis is noted, having worked on projects including system integration, inline platform development and electronic patient record procurements. Jill Mason heads up the group.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Public sector > Health

Mills & Reeve LLP is nationally recognised for its diverse healthcare practice and stellar client list of NHS Trusts, independent providers, commissioners, investors and other key industry players. Based in Leeds, employment specialist Stuart Craig  routinely advises on complex executive level terminations, doctors disciplinary and performance procedures, and  organisational change and TUPE matters, often within the NHS. Head of real estate Simon Sherwood is experienced in dealing with primary care investments and developments. On the corporate side, Paul Johnson assists private equity backed clients with their sector-led buy and build strategies, particularly in the healthcare, insurance and technology sectors. National practice head Jill Mason is based in Birmingham.