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Oliver Pritchard

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Browne Jacobson LLP

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Business services department.


Partner, Oliver, is a corporate and commercial specialist in the health and social care sector, advising public, private and third sector healthcare organisations.

He heads up the firm’s independent health team, which in 2017 and 2018 was shortlisted for three Health Investor awards and the “Legal Advisor of the Year” award at the LaingBuisson Independent Healthcare Awards.

Recent work has included advising the selling shareholders on the sale of specialist autism care provider The Hesley Group to Antin Infrastructure Partners; advising Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on its £650m merger with Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; and advising management on the sale of 4Ways Healthcare to ECI Partners. 

Oliver has advised on national statutory guidance on governance matters for the healthcare sector and regularly provides advice and training to Boards of both public and private sector healthcare organisations on a range of corporate, commercial and governance legal issues.


Trained Browne Jacobson; qualified 2000; partner Browne Jacobson 2008. Has published various articles in health and social care sector publications.


Thetford Grammar School; Cambridge University (Social and political science 2(1); Phil Social Theory); Nottingham Law School (PGDL; LPC distinction).


Sailing, triathlon, tennis, qualified FA soccer coach, vice-chair of the governors of The West Bridgford Academy Secondary School.

East Midlands: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby

Within: Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby

Browne Jacobson LLP is widely recognised as a market-leading powerhouse for corporate and commercial work, a reputation reflected by its outstanding track record of advising on n high-profile matters. Its diverse client roster includes private equity houses and management teams, international corporates, listed companies and local businesses. Gavin Cummings heads up the firm's private sector practice. Another key figure is Nigel Blackwell, who has expertise in private equity transactions, such as MBOs/MBIs and investor-led buyouts. Mark Hughes is also recommended for his private equity deal experience. The healthcare sector is a notable area of strength of the firm; Oliver Pritchard acts for public, private and third sector healthcare organisations. Recently appointed head of business services Richard Medd specialises in advising public authorities on matters such as incorporations, and constitutional and governance issues. The firm also stands out in the commercial sphere, with its wide-ranging workload including agency and distribution agreements, franchise agreements and consumer protection matters; Paula Dumbill and Selina Hinchliffe are names to note. Victoria Gaskell and Helen Morgan are among the highly regarded associates at the firm.

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East Midlands: Public sector


Within: Leading individuals

Oliver Pritchard - Browne Jacobson LLP

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London: Public sector


Within: Healthcare

Browne Jacobson LLP has expanded its national healthcare practice with the recruitment of Christian Dingwall from Hempsons to the Manchester office. Across its multiple offices, the sizeable team counts an impressive list of NHS trusts and leading private healthcare providers among its clients, and has a 'solid reputation' for corporate and commercial matters, procurement, governance and public law issues, and clinical risk management. Simon Tait heads the national group and is supported Dingwall, Oliver Pritchard and Gerard Hanratty. Senior associate Charlotte Harpin  has notable expertise in CCG constitution.

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