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specialist healthcare lawyers

We are specialist healthcare lawyers offering exceptional service to health and social-care providers, commissioners and regulators across the country. Our experience in both the private and public sectors means we are a trusted advisor to over 100 NHS bodies, more than 150 local authorities and many independent providers.

Our clients choose to stay with us because of our extensive sector knowledge, accessible advice, progressive approach and our commitment to delivering exceptional service as standard.

With a large team of healthcare solicitors operating nationwide, you can rely on us whether you need assistance on a national or local scale. We’re sure our specialist, pragmatic and bespoke healthcare legal advice will help you to achieve the results you are looking for.

What healthcare legal advice do you offer?

We aim to provide the very best healthcare legal advice across all our partnerships – which is why our top 20 clients have been working with us for an average of 13 years. With a large team of over 120 legal professionals, we have one of the largest healthcare law practices in England, allowing us to provide a full-service offering to our clients.

We can help with all areas of healthcare law including: public and private disputes (including complaints involving the Ombudsman, media and/or MPs), community care and safeguarding involving the Care Act 2014, criminal regulatory and CQC (including enforcement of the Fundamental Standards and corporate manslaughter), the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, due diligence, governance and legislative framework, the Mental Health Act 1983, capacity consent and treatment, public and administrative law, and STPs and ICSs.

We can also offer advice on the following areas of healthcare law:

Why choose Browne Jacobson healthcare solicitors?

We are one of the largest teams of healthcare lawyers in England - and are a trusted advisor to hundreds of healthcare providers and regulators in both the public and private sectors.

Our dedicated team of healthcare lawyers will always be on hand to provide specialist support and health law expertise. Whether your organisation needs assistance with a clinical negligence dispute, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards or any of our other services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our five regional centres across England.

Alternatively, call 0370 270 6000 and our expert health law specialists can provide a tailored quote in line with your individual organisational requirements.

what the directories say...



They deliver practical solutions for our organisation with an individual personal service and I would recommend them highly to other healthcare organisations.

Legal 500 2021


Market commentators highlight the firm for its "strong independent health practice."

Another market source says: "They are reliable and provide a good cost-effective service."

Chambers 2020

Statutory ICS’s? Planning for 2021

Catch up on our 'Statutory ICS’s? Planning for 2021' webinar. Chaired by Sir Neil McKay, this on-demand video will help you to ensure that you are facing 2021 with useful knowledge of the potential legislative change in ICS’s.

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Legal updates

‘For a Greener NHS’ – what does this mean for the role of HealthTech?

Despite the pressure and challenges facing the NHS and wider health and social care sector in tackling the Covid-19 second wave and winter pressures, the NHS remains committed to playing its part in tackling climate change.

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Legal updates

Health care apps – Part 1 of 2: Exploring the ins and outs of intellectual property (IP)

The adoption of smart technology solutions by the health and care sector has exploded in 2020. The pandemic has driven the sector to increase its use of smart phone technology solutions (“Apps”), an example of which is conducting video consultations and assessments.

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Legal updates

Digital transformation, integration and collaboration in a multi-supplier IT environment

The COVID-19 pandemic and reactive measures from governments to restrict us meeting face-to-face have particularly highlighted the vital need for organisations to utilise technology to provide goods and services.

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related opinions

Increasing organisational resilience in maternity services

On 12 November 2020, the HSIB published its latest national investigation report on maternity safety - what are the likely implications for maternity services?

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Supreme Court confirms the standard of proof for suicide AND unlawful killing conclusions is the balance of probabilities. What does this mean for NHS organisations?

The Supreme Court has today delivered its judgment on the case of R (on the application of Maughan) v HM Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire. This decision has serious implications for NHS organisations, which are considered in more detail below.

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Decision making and consent

The GMC updated guidance on 'Decision making and consent' comes into effect today, on 9 November 2020, replacing the previous guidance.

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TC (Urgent Medical Treatment) [2020] – authorising long term coercive treatment

The decision in TC (Urgent Medical Treatment) [2020] concerned a 69-year-old woman with advanced cancer of the larynx. An urgent application was brought on behalf of the trust to authorise a 6-8-week course of chemo-radiotherapy requiring restraint.

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training and events

2Feb

Mock inquest remote

Join our virtual training course where we will provide essential knowledge, tools and insights delivered by the Senior Coroner for Derby and South Derbyshire and other legal experts, and tackles some of the challenges of dealing with inquests during a global pandemic.

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