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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...



Sources describe Browne Jacobson as "a high-profile firm for NHS governance and merger work," adding that the lawyers are "well connected and experienced within the NHS locally, regionally and on a national basis."

Chambers 2022


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

Shared Insights: Preparing for 2022 – the big issues for legal teams across health and social care

We were delighted to be joined by Dr Nigel Sturrock, Regional Medical Director for the Midlands at NHS England and NHS Improvement. He gave an overview of the pressures placed on the NHS by the pandemic, including the impact on urgent and emergency care, elective procedures and staffing.

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Legal updates

What to expect at Court: Family Court and Care Proceedings

What to expect at Court: Family Court and Care Proceedings. Care Proceedings concern the welfare of a child. If a Local Authority believes that a child is at risk of significant harm, they can seek permission from the Court to take appropriate action to protect the child.

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VCOD and healthcare workers – Getting ready to meet the requirement

We invite you to an on-demand webinar looking at the key legal and practical implications for healthcare employers arising from the NHS England VCOD Guidance and actions required in Phase 2 implementation stage.

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Legal updates

Shared Insights: Safeguarding Forum - Safe discharge and conveyance of patients

It is important to bear in mind the legal framework when planning discharge and conveyance plans but practicalities are also key.

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Related opinions

Care home worker fairly dismissed for refusing Covid 19 vaccination

The Tribunal considered whether a care home worker was unfairly dismissed following her refusal to be vaccinated against Covid-19. It is important to note the Claimant’s dismissal pre-dated the compulsory vaccination regulations in force from November 2021.

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Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Purchase v Ahmed

The Court of Appeal has given judgment on three cases where close relatives claimed compensation for psychiatric injuries suffered as a consequence of witnessing the collapse of their loved ones.

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LPS delayed formally confirmed

The government has now confirmed that LPS implementation will not take place in April 2022.

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World Patient Safety Day 2021 - safe maternal and newborn care

Given the ongoing scrutiny of maternity services following publication of the Ockenden preliminary report in December 2020, it is timely that World Patient Safety Day on 17 September 2021 has a focus on safe maternal and newborn care.

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Training and events

1Feb

ICS Development Microsoft Teams

This one-hour webinar will include an overview of new legislation in a developing ICS, as well as the key features for developing integrated care partnerships, how local authorities can work collaboratively with health organisations, and how ICS structures can be developed to support key system priorities.

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2Feb

Mental Health and Court of Protection Legal Update webinar Microsoft Teams

There have been some interesting recent legal developments in this area and topics to covered include the Mental Health Act & MHA White Paper, the Court of Protection (Mental Capacity Act and LPS) and human rights.

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