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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

Legal updates

Reforming the Mental Health Act white paper

The Government will today publish a white paper setting out proposed reforms to the Mental Health Act 1983. The reforms aim to empower individuals to have more control over their treatment.

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Legal updates

Shared Insights: Claims update and look ahead to the issues that will shape the approach to claims in the NHS in 2021

Insights were shared on procedure, witness statements, withdrawing admissions and taking screenshots and photos in remote hearings.

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Upcoming webinars

Provider collaboration and alliances in an integrated care system (ICS)

This webinar will look at the current structures used by provider alliances to support collaboration for system working, look at how proposed legislative change could offer different mechanisms for provider alliances and collaboration.

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Upcoming webinars

Integrated care system (ICS) Legislative change - the future

This webinar will consider the proposals NHSEI announced in September 2019 for legislative reform to enable the development of integrated care system's (ICS's) and the recently published proposals in the Integrated Care consultation document of November 2020.

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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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