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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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Court delivers landmark ruling allowing MS sufferer to die

The Court of Protection has handed down a landmark ruling which will allow clinically assisted nutrition and hydration to be withdrawn from a woman suffering multiple sclerosis which will eventually lead to her death.

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Browne Jacobson win prestigious independent health sector award

Browne Jacobson’s health law team were winners at the Laing & Buisson Independent Healthcare Awards 2015 as ‘legal adviser of the year’.

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Legal updates

Deprivation of Liberty update – for children, in the family home but not in Intensive Care

Three of the thorniest issues in deprivation of liberty cases have been dealt with in three separate important judgments including, for the first time, a Court decision on DoL in Intensive Care

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Legal updates

Browne Jacobson response to Law Commission

Consultation response to the Law Commission on proposals for the reform of the law on deprivation of liberty

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