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Ben Troke

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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Health and social care.


Ben is a specialist in mental capacity and general healthcare law advice. He has been recognised in Chambers as one of the country’s leading Court of Protection practitioners every year since 2012. He often deals with emergency and out of hours advice on medical treatment, and urgent applications to Court. 

Ben has a particular interest in the overlap and friction between health care and social care and he has advised on disputes about access to and funding of care involving local authorities and various NHS bodies, as well as continuing healthcare, individual funding requests, and delayed / refusal of discharge. 

He sits on the clinical ethics committee of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, as well as the Law and Ethics Policy Unit of the Intensive Care Society. He is recognised as a leading national speaker on Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty in particular, and is often published or quoted in the national media, health and social care sector and peer reviewed academic journals (such as Health Service Journal, Pulse, Community Care, the Journal of the Intensive Care Society, Clinical Risk and the British Journal of Neurodisability).


Trained Freeth Cartwright, Nottingham; qualified 2000. Imperial Cancer Research Fund, professional fundraiser 1996-97; trainee Freeth Cartwright 1995-2000; solicitor Eversheds 2000-02; solicitor Browne Jacobson, Nottingham 2002, associate 2005, partner 2010. Runner up The Lawyer Awards Solicitor of the Year 2006. Publications of note: Ben has had many articles published, including peer reviewed academic papers in Clinical Risk and the British Journal of Healthcare Management , and articles in the Health Service Journal, Primary Care Today, Health Investor, Health Business, Clinical Services Journal, The Independent, The Times and others.




Ethics of Clinical Practice Committee – Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust; Organ Donation Committee Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust; Chair of the Law and Ethics Interest Group in Health and Social Care (jointly run with Nottingham University); Vale of Trent Faculty Board; Royal College of GPs.


Colfe s School, Lewisham; Bristol University; University of Fribourg, Switzerland; Nottingham Law School. European Legal Studies degree, in French, 1st class (1992-96); Legal Practice Course, commendation (1997-98); Masters in Medical Law and Ethics, distinction (2003-05).


Running; squash; football; music; books; cinema and dog ownership.

London: Public sector


Within: Healthcare

Browne Jacobson LLP 's ‘highly recommended’ healthcare practice handles a range of work, including public/private partnerships, social care, and ehealth work. The Manchester office recruited Gerard Hanratty  from Capsticks LLP; he continues to advise several CCGs on a £2bn merger in the West Midlands. Simon Tait leads the national practice and specialises in contentious matters; he recently represented Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust in an inquest into the death of a one-day-old baby from cerebral infarction. Clinical negligence expert Matthew Trinder  joined in October 2017 from BLM. Corporate and commercial specialist Oliver Pritchard advised Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on a £650m merger and Vision Express UK on the acquisition of 209 retail optical practices valued at £55m. Ben Troke leads the health and social care advisory team and Clare Auty  is a name to note within the independent healthcare sector.

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