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Christian Dingwall specialises in corporate commercial law, public law, governance, regulation and compliance for the NHS, its commercial partners and the wider health sector. He has a particular focus on advising clients about NHS corporate and service transformation.
Christian is recognised nationally as a top legal expert for NHS transactions and projects, advising on mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and integrated care joint ventures across the UK. His recent work includes acting as lead adviser on more than 15 NHS mergers in the last 10 years including the establishments of Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (merger of South and North Essex trusts), Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (merger of the former Central Manchester and South Manchester trusts), East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (merger of the former Ipswich and Colchester trusts), Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (merger of the former Aintree and Royal Liverpool trusts); and University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust (merger of the former Poole and Royal Bournemouth trusts).
Advised Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust on North Manchester General Hospital acquisition.
Browne Jacobson advises on major North West NHS university hospital trusts merger.
"He is wonderful lawyer and one of the top people for public sector work."
"He knows his stuff and is able to cut through to the key issues."
"Christian Dingwall is a "serious player in the market," according to one commentator, while another notes: "He's very helpful, sensible and easy to work with." He has a strong track record assisting health and social care clients with corporate governance and commercial issues."
NHS England has published (October 2022) new guidance - Assuring and supporting complex change: Statutory transactions, including mergers and acquisitions.
NHS England has issued an updated (publication 11 October 2022) suite of Complex Change guidance about how it will assure and support proposals for complex change that are reportable to it. New and (where it is still in force) existing Complex Change guidance are as follows.
Catch up on our on-demand video at our ICS development webinar included an overview of new legislation in developing your ICS, as well as the key features for developing integrated care boards, place based arrangements and provider collaboratives.
This video looks 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.
Catch up on our 'Statutory ICS’s? Planning for 2021' webinar. Chaired by Sir Neil McKay, this on-demand video will help you to ensure that you are facing 2021 with useful knowledge of the potential legislative change in ICS’s.
Topics covered are a view from an ICS Chair on reset, initial lessons to consider, a new way to govern, models to work collaboratively and a Q&A.
This webinar addresses some of the legal issues the pandemic has presented for integrated commissioning, service reconfiguration, patient discharge, ICS and ICPS information sharing and hospital groups.
Today’s publication of the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) decision on the proposed merger of Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.