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about us

The Browne Jacobson health law team is a recognised leader in the provision of legal services to the health and social care sector having had a sizeable health law practice for many years. Our experience in both the public and private sector results in the firm being ideally placed to advise health organisations in a rapidly changing environment. Our clients include over fifty aspirant and established foundation trusts, acute trusts and hospital groups, mental health and well-being trusts, ambulance trusts, commissioning organisations, health regulators, clinical litigation organisations, private sector providers, independent healthcare groups and healthcare social enterprises. We are panel members of many of the public sector purchasing consortia.

Health law is one of Browne Jacobson’s key sectors and our health law team comprises of over one hundred lawyers from across all legal disciplines. We represent clients throughout England and Wales from our five regional centres.

Our understanding of the health and social care sector and our experience representing and advising clients on a range of highly emotive or contentious issues makes us ideally placed to provide timely, considered and focussed advice.

As a direct result of the strong relationships we have with our clients, we have developed a range of legal services that allow you to access our services at fixed fees and budget accordingly

Our accreditations

Founded in 1832 by Michael Browne, the coroner for Nottingham, Browne Jacobson has been in continuous business ever since. We are ranked nationally for our practice in the leading legal directories and have been regarded as a “regional heavyweight” by Legal 500 for a number of years.

our teams

Independent healthcare
The UK economy is changing rapidly and an increasing number of private and third sector providers are entering the healthcare services market. The sector is the subject of increasing choice and...

Inquest
Inquests and inquiries are of increasing concern to the public and private sector alike. They are usually held in public and before family members of the deceased and involve close public scrutiny of...

Mental health & Court of Protection
With the landscape changing at pace regarding patient choice, personalised health budgets and changes to the way services are commissioned, these are challenging times to be working in the mental...

Property
Property transactions and projects can be costly, pressurised and at times politically sensitive. Our experience in the public and private sector means we can swiftly advise our health and social..
Clinical negligence
For many years we have been members of the legal panels for the National Health Service Litigation Authority -NHSLA- (the body responsible for dealing with clinical negligence claims against the NHS...

Commercial health
The change in thinking and approach brought about by the government means that more than ever before managers and Boards are becoming more corporate in their approach to running a healthcare...

Employment
With the NHS being one of the largest employers in the world, we know that healthcare employees and workers are a great asset; hardworking, enthusiastic, committed, but also due to human nature,...

Health care advisory and medical treatment
We advise on all areas of the law relating to the treatment of patients. This includes advice on consent to treatment (adults and children) safeguarding emergency applications refusal of...