Peter Edwards > Capsticks LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Capsticks LLP
SW19 4DR

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Peter has 30 years’ experience of advising healthcare and other organisations on their governance, legal powers and decision-making. During this time he has been involved in some of the most complex and sensitive employment and public law cases in the public sector. He is also an experienced trainer who delivers a wide range of workshops and seminars to our clients, and is currently a tutor on the online Diploma in Advanced Primary Care Management that Capsticks is delivering in conjunction with the National Association of Primary Care and the Healthcare Finance Management Association.


• Governance, structures, powers and duties of public bodies;
• Public involvement and consultation on healthcare service changes;
• Contentious and non-contentious employment law including major organisational changes, service transfers and TUPE; executive appointments and terminations and the development and implementation of new workforce models.
CSR activity
Peter volunteered in the South London Law Centre for more than 10 years. He also plays a lead role in our partnership with the Royal Hospital for Neuro Disability and has led a number of fundraising events for the hospital.


Service Reconfiguration, Consultation and Judicial Review – Capsticks
Managing conflicts of interest in clinical commissioning groups – NHS Confederation/RCGP (2011)


Trained Capsticks; qualified 1990; partner 1993; managing partner 2003; senior partner 2008 to 2017.


University College, Oxford (1987 BA Jurisprudence 1st Class Hons).


Performing and listening to music; triathlon; reading

Lawyer Rankings

London > Public sector > Healthcare

(Hall of Fame)

Peter EdwardsCapsticks LLP

Capsticks LLP provides advice to a wide range of health-related clients, including the NHS, private healthcare companies, GPs, care homes charities and government bodies. The team advises on a number of major infrastructure projects across the country and is highly experienced in advising on the termination of NHS PFI contracts. Its healthcare litigation team also advises on criminal proceedings and contract procurement disputes. Andrew Rowland is the head of the NHS healthcare team, spending a large amount of the last year advising NHS bodies and trusts on Covid-related issues. Peter Edwards is highly experienced in advising public bodies on governance and statutory powers and duties, regularly working for NHS bodies and regulators.

London > Public sector > Administrative and public law

Capsticks LLP is well-known for its specific focus on public law work for the NHS; this includes judicial reviews of decisions to relocate or reconfigure clinical services and decisions that affect the treatment of individual patients with complex health and care needs. Peter Edwards has over thirty years’ experience advising public bodies on their governance and statutory powers and duties, especially with regards to clients in the healthcare sector. Ian Cooper heads up the national advisory and public law team.