Ms Jacqui Atkinson > Browne Jacobson LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Browne Jacobson LLP
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Jacqui joined us as our national Head of Employment Healthcare in June 2018. She joined the firm having previously spent 10 years establishing and heading up the Capsticks employment team in Birmingham and wanted to move to a practice which would be ready to meet the changing demands of the NHS as it continues to transform itself into system working and integrated healthcare systems.

Jacqui has over 20 years’ experience in advising Trust Boards and senior NHS managers on employment issues in the health and care sector. In the last year Jacqui has provided thought leadership on many key workforce issues arising out of Covid-19 and has helped to support healthcare clients to support them as the system transformed to become flexible and agile to meet the demands of Covid 19. This has included supporting CCGs and NHS Trusts in sharing the workforce across the NHS and from the private sector. From a very early stage Jacqui was instrumental in setting up a Covid-19 information hub for clients and delivering webinars nationally on key issues to support the sector with one of the most challenging periods in the history of the NHS.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Public sector > Health

Handling matters for a broad array of clients, Browne Jacobson LLP‘s ‘well-networked, highly knowledgeable, and respected’ healthcare team is experienced in numerous areas, including clinical negligence, NHS policy and health-tech matters. The team is jointly spearheaded by the ‘strong but approachable’ Clare Auty, who has notable strength in relation to the disposal and acquisition of health and social care businesses, advising health-tech start-ups and a number of other clients, and Jacqui Atkinson, who is particularly experienced in regulatory issues pertaining to the NHS. Further bolstering the team is Jonathan Hayden, who advises clients on commercial contracts and projects, and Mark Barnett, who brings considerable litigation experience to the team and often handles cases against mental health providers. Sarah White is also recommended.

West Midlands > Employment > Employment

The versatile team at Browne Jacobson LLP, advises its national and international clients on the full range of employment matters. Key clients include household names, large multi-academy trusts and public and private healthcare organisations as well as central and local government bodies. Peter Jones’ work spans both contentious and non-contentious issues. James Tait  predominantly advises clients in the private sector and has a keen focus on TUPE compliance as well as the protection of trade secrets. Jacqui Atkinson is well-regarded for her experience of advising NHS organisations, trust boards and senior NHS managers.