Clare Auty > Browne Jacobson LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Browne Jacobson LLP
15th Floor
103 Colmore Row
B3 3AG

Work Department

Business services: commercial health


Clare is head of the Commercial Health Team and leads the Independent Health and Social Care practice across the firm. Clare is also a member of the Board. 

She is a proven corporate/commercial solicitor and executive with over 15 years’ in-house experience managing legal functions, eight at board level. She has over 15 years healthcare experience. Clare has direct provider experience from being on the Board of a mental health provider a private acute hospital. She understands the numerous challenges faced by providers. Clare has a breadth of legal knowledge including core commercial and corporate law to employment, pensions, risk and governance.

Clare specialises in health and social care transactions, service transfers, commercial contracts and healthtech.


  • St Andrew’s Healthcare – 2008 – 2015
  • Coors Brewers Limited – 2004 – 2008
  • Torex Retail – Feb 2004 – July 2004
  • Torex Plc – 2000 – 2004
  • Watson Burton Solicitors – 1998 – 2000
  • Herbert Mallam Gowers – 1996 – 1998


  • Independent Sector representative on the Staff Passport Group
  • Working Party Member on Access to NHS Pension Scheme including drafting Regulations
  • Working Party Member on TUPE Guide for NHS staff transferring to Independent Sector
  • Working Party Member on new Framework Agreement for Mental Health
  • Director of Three Shires Hospital (Acute hospital JV between St Andrew’s/BMI)


  • April 1998   Qualified
  • 1994 – 1995 LPC (Commendation) Chester College of Law                              
  • 1993 – 1994 LLM European Business Law (Commendation) UVA, ASIR    – Dissertation – UK Remedies for Breach of Arts 85 and 86
  • 1990 – 1993 LLB Business Law (2:1) – University of Huddersfield
  • Various management and legal training course including mini-MBA at Warwick, Delivering Strategy at Cranfield and Employment Law Diploma

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Regularly attracting wider market acclaim for its capabilities in corporate and commercial dealings, Browne Jacobson LLP is sought out by a number of corporations, venture capitalists, and private equity firms seeking assistance in cross-border transactions. Tech and VC specialist Mike Jackson works across a number of sectors on fundraisings, acquisitions, and exits, most recently for clients in automotive manufacturing and clean energy production. Richard Nicholas helms the team’s commercial offering, working with an array of in-house counsel – particularly in the tech and data space – on the full gamut of technical and contractual concerns. Gareth Davies runs the West Midlands private equity desk, advising a diverse roster of mid-market funds and PE-backed SME portfolio companies, while Clare Auty ’s expertise in the UK health market ensures that she is regularly instructed by companies and asset managers on inbound investment transactions. Senior associate Kirk Glenn, who focuses on high-value energy deals, and senior associate Clare Hanna, an SME and FSI specialist, are also standouts. All named lawyers are based in Birmingham.