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Yorkshire and the Humber: Human resources

Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Employment: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 3

Capsticks LLP

Capsticks LLP's employment team acts for employers in the health, emergency services, social care, housing and charity sectors. In keeping with the firm's specialist health expertise, clients include more than 200 NHS organisations, as well as private healthcare providers. The team acted for University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust on a proposed mass transfer of staff, which required consideration of TUPE implications among other issues. Rachael Heenan and Ron Simms jointly head the team and successfully defended County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust in victimisation claims brought by two doctors following their referral to the General Medical Council. Other clients include, Humberside Fire and Rescue, Harewood House Trust and Askham Bryan College.

Leading individuals

Rachael Heenan - Capsticks LLP

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant
Clinical negligence: defendant - ranked: tier 1

Capsticks LLP

Well regarded for defending clinical negligence claims, Capsticks LLP 's team is 'very supportive and understand the client's needs'. Led by David Roberts, the practice represents clients in some of the most complex and high-value claims.  Ian Cooper heads the national advisory and public law team and is known for his advice on the inspection and regulation of health providers by the Care Quality Commission. The group is instructed by 11 NHS organisations in defence of clinical negligence claims, and recently secured two new NHS trust appointments through its NHS Resolution panel membership. London Ambulance Service and Medacs Healthcare Group are also clients. Other key names to note include associate Lucy Hannon and senior solicitor Emily Senior.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Public sector

Health - ranked: tier 1

Capsticks LLP

The 'excellent' health care practice at Capsticks LLP offers 'industry knowledge and advice which is detailed, practicable and comprehensible'. Rachael Heenan heads the five-partner team, which has been highlighted as being 'value for money'. The practice is providing ongoing advice to NHS Employers, nationally, on issues such as the implementation of the GDPR, changes to IR35, as well as on issues surrounding Brexit. In another work example, Ian Cooper led a team which acted for Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust following a ransomware virus attack. This involved advising the trust on Freedom of Information Act 2000 requests and in relation to ICO investigations. With a 'wealth of experience and the ability to deal with complex issues' head of real estate for the North, Lisa Geary, recently acted for Humber NHS Foundation Trust on the acquisitions of GP practices in Bridlington and Hessle, as well as a surgery in Cottingham. While the NHS is a key client for the practice, it also advises private healthcare providers. Changes to the team include Claire Reynolds' departure to an in house role at Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation trust.  

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Commercial property: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 5

Capsticks LLP

Capsticks LLP¬†stands out for its healthcare-sector expertise, where it¬†represents multiple NHS trusts, GP practices, private healthcare providers and community health partnerships. In a recent highlight, team head Lisa Geary, who has ‚Äėa wealth of knowledge and is able to deal with complex issues‚Äô, advised Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust on the sale of an area of vacant land that was a former mental health hospital, acted for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust on the transferral of properties owned or leased by the trust for the provision of community services, and assisting iGene London with the development of a Centre of Excellence for the provision of digital autopsy services. Clients also single out senior solicitor Emma Brecknock, who is ‚Äėhighly intelligent and articulate and manages to successfully balance all elements of the issues her clients face‚Äô.

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