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emergency advice 24 hour lawyer hotline for clients


The provision of health and social care is a 24 hour business. Clinicians and organisations have a legal and ethical responsibility to service users and patients under their care, whether they are in the operating theatre or confused and refusing treatment. We are committed to being available whenever our clients need us.

We provide our clients with a 24 hour helpline for access to specialist advice whenever problems arise out of hours, 365 days a year.

what we do...

  • Out of hours advice - covering complex consent issues, patients refusing medical treatment or surgery, child protection issues to confidentiality (for example police requests for medical records), mental health queries or an urgent response to a serious health and safety, regulatory or potentially criminal incident.

  • Expert lawyers, whenever you need them -  our on-call team includes experts in mental capacity, mental health and making urgent medical treatment applications to Court, as well as specialists in health and safety at work and lawyers with a background in criminal / regulatory work.  

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Health law newsletter - May 2015

Our latest issue of our health law newsletter is ready to download now! This issue features articles on the use of hidden camera’s to monitor someone’s care and so much more…

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What can be learned from the Morecambe Bay Investigation Report

Dr Andrew Peel summarises Dr Bill Kirkup’s report on the maternity and neonatal services in University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

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