Gerard Hanratty > Browne Jacobson LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Browne Jacobson LLP
3rd Floor, No.1 Spinningfields
1 Hardman square, Spinningfields
M3 3EB

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Insurance & Public Risk


Gerard heads Browne Jacobson’s Health Sector and continues to be at the forefront of advising the NHS nationally and health sector overall on the development of Integrated Care Systems and major service reconfiguration projects. He is regularly sought for advice on all matters relating to public law, especially when public bodies face challenging decisions and he has successfully defended many judicial reviews. His expertise and pragmatic approach helps clients deliver on their plans and understand how to deal with challenges. The coming year will bring further work on the developing health and social care system, as well as advice on how to meet the challenges of introducing digital technology into the sector.


  • Admitted as a Solicitor in 1995
  • LLB (Hons) – University of Northumbria 

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South West > Public sector > Health

Led by Mark Barnett in Exeter and Gerard Hanratty in Manchester, Browne Jacobson LLP advises on health and social care matters, working with a number of NHS foundation trusts and integrated care boards across the South West. Barnett has longstanding experience of litigating clinical negligence claims, while his Exeter colleague Bridget Prosser‘s employment-centred practice sees her advising ICSs on new methods of collaborative working.

North West > Public sector > Health

Browne Jacobson LLP’s Manchester-based health practice continues to advise on policy, governance, procurement and infrastructure changes in the new NHS landscape and stands out with its healthcare inquest work. The group is the appointed primary provider of advice on complex and high value claims to MPS and sits on the clinical and non-clinical NHS Resolution panels. While co-head Gerard Hanratty leads the team advising NHS clients on matters arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, co-head Christian Dingwall specialises on advising on NHS corporate and service transformation. Rebecca Fitzpatrick leads the mental health and social care advisory team and Victoria Thourgood  is the firm’s lead for public health sector property work as well as the independent health sector.

London > Public sector > Healthcare

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East Midlands > Public sector > Public sector

With dedicated teams across the education, healthcare and local government sectors, Browne Jacobson LLP is equipped to handle some of the biggest and most complex matters in the market. The team works for significant public and private sector clients, including multi-academy trusts, charities and various government and NHS bodies. Peter Ware is the head of the government sector and is known for his projects and procurement work. Gerard Hanratty leads the health team, specialising in advising clients on their public law obligations. The education team is led by Mark Blois who has a particular focus on governance matters. Leanne Wareham moved to an inhouse role with NHS England.