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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 our clients say....



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


The team has vast knowledge of the health sector which is valuable for clients.

Legal 500 2020

Legal updates

Health and care newsletter - October 2020

This health newsletter talks about the focuses on topics relevant to the resolution of healthcare disputes.

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Legal updates

Checklist when preparing for remote participation in an inquest hearing

Lockdown restrictions in March 2020 led to many inquest hearings being postponed. As restrictions eased, Coroners came under increasing pressure to reduce the number of delayed inquest hearings. In June 2020, the Chief Coroner issued Guidance No. 38 to facilitate remote participation in coroner’s inquests.

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Upcoming webinars

Care business briefing acquisitions and funding

Join Browne Jacobson, Clydesdale Bank/Virgin Money and Hazelwoods Healthcare specialists at a live webinar as they discuss their thoughts on the outlook for acquisition activity and funding in the health and care sectors.

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Legal updates

Target date set for Shared Care Records across all integrated care systems (ICSs)

At the end of July 2020 Sir Simon Stevens, NHS Chief Executive, and Amanda Pritchard NHS Chief Operating Officer, outlined the third phase of the NHS response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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related opinions

World Patient Safety Day - health worker safety: a priority for patient safety

The theme for this year’s World Patient Safety Day is “Health Worker Safety: A priority for Patient Safety” and whilst there are many different aspects to this in terms of both physical and psychological safety is vital to promote learning and improve patient safety.

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Covid-19: New guidance for small scale manufacturers of PPE

The Office for Product Safety & Standards has just released its new guidance for small scale suppliers of PPE.

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AI: support for buying new technology

The world of healthtech and digitech is continuing to develop at pace and as a result of Covid-19 we are seeing it being used and implemented to a greater extent across the NHS and wider health and care market.

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New guidance issued by NHSE&I on procedures for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to apply for constitution change, merger or dissolution

NHSE&I issued new guidance to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) on 3 August 2020, this is a must read document for all CCGs either going through or contemplating embarking on a merger process.

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training and events

12Jan

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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