Andrew Rowland > Capsticks LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Capsticks LLP
1 ST GEORGE'S ROAD
LONDON
SW19 4DR
England

Work Department

Employment.

Position

Experience

Andrew is Head of Capsticks’ national NHS Healthcare practice and a Partner in the Employment Division. Having started with the firm as a trainee, he has been with Capsticks for over 22 years, working with NHS clients daily. As Head of Healthcare, Andrew leads the firm’s 200-strong healthcare team in providing an excellent service to our NHS clients.

Andrew also deals with the whole range of employment law queries but has a specific interest in dealing with doctor cases under the national framework, Maintaining High Professional Standards in the Modern NHS. He has led on several leading cases arising out of that framework (see below) and specialises in helping clients to resolve doctor issues. Andrew also advises clients on their most sensitive senior executive terminations, whether by way of a settlement agreement or through formal processes.

Andrew’s experience extends to advising clients on potential changes to national terms and conditions, the processes that need to be followed to achieve this and associated employee relations issues. His work in this area has led to ground-breaking instructions from new clients and STP groups who are keen to explore ways of achieving change. He also leads the firm’s work with NHS Employers.

Expertise

Andrew deals with the whole range of employment law queries but has a specific interest in dealing with doctor cases under the national framework for dealing with doctors in the NHS, Maintaining High Professional Standards. He has led on several leading cases arising out of that framework (see below) and specialises in helping client to resolve issues.

Andrew also advises client on their most sensitive senior executive terminations, whether by way of a settlement agreement or through formal processes.

Andrew’s experience extends to advising clients on potential changes to national terms and conditions, the processes that need to be followed to achieve this and associated employee relations. His work in this area has led to ground-breaking instructions from new clients and STP groups who are keen to explore ways of achieving change.

Notable projects

High Court cases include: Kerslake v NWLH NHS Trust, Fynes v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and Chakrabarty v Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust (intervening on behalf of the National Clinical Assessment Service).

Working with NHS Employers on national projects such as portability of employees, industrial relations, interpretation of national contracts and the impact of Brexit.

Working with organisations across health and emergency services on positive action and the legal flexibilities available to employers.

Career

Trained Capsticks 1996-98, qualified into employment department 1998, became partner 2004 to date.

Education

Nottingham University (1995 BA (Hons), Law); Nottingham Law School.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Employers

Capsticks LLP flourishes in the public sector, where it represents large NHS trusts, as well as NHS Employers, but also acts for police services, emergency services and local authorities. Department head Victoria Watson specialises in high-profile cases involving doctors, the MHPS framework and whistleblowing claims, while Andrew Rowland steers a healthcare sub-group that primarily services NHS clients. Promoted to partner in September 2020, Paul McFarlane principally focuses on police matters.

London > Public sector > Healthcare

Capsticks LLP advises NHS Trusts, private healthcare providers, and GPs on major healthcare infrastructure projects, while its healthcare litigation team advises on contract and procurement disputes and criminal investigations. Practice head Andrew Rowland ‘s work over the last year included covid-related matters, while Peter Edwards is well-regarded for healthcare governance advice. Stephen Tainsh advises on healthcare PPPs and transactional and regulatory matters. Francis Lyons deals with high-profile healthcare-related inquires. In February 2021 the team brought in partner Mary Mundy from DAC Beachcroft LLP  having already  boosted its team with the promotion of  Neha Shah, Sunita Raja, and Paul McFarlane to partner in October 2020. In May 2020 Joanna Bower departed for Clyde & Co LLP.

West Midlands > Public sector > Health

Working closely with the firm’s large national practice, Capsticks LLP‘s ‘intelligent and knowledgeable’ Birmingham team has expertise in various areas of public health law, including applications in the Court of Protection, Children’s Act issues and matters involving patients’ rights to access medical records. It is also well known for assisting healthcare clients with real estate transactions, employment law issues and litigation. Tracey Lucas focuses primarily on adult and childcare issues; she is also well-regarded for her work as an advocate in inquests. Andrew Rowland heads up the firm’s NHS healthcare department.