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Gerard is the Head of Health and a partner in the firm, specialising in advising organisations in the health sector on their public law obligations and issues. His work covers interpreting statute, supporting system re-organisations, advising on governance, supporting health regulators, providing advice on information law matters and, when necessary, defending challenges to decisions made. He is also recognised as a lead inquiries lawyer for health public bodies.
Gerard is a public law partner and is recognised by the NHS, Chambers and Legal 500 as one of the leading experts on public law issues, especially relating to governance, service reconfiguration, inquiries, information law, devolution and ICS development, for health organisations in the country. Chambers states that - He is described by clients as the "perfect combination of really knowledgeable but also really personable." Sources note that "he is very approachable, understands the issues well, provides sound advice and listens to what you want. He gives you a considered, measured response."
Gerard provides clients with specialist public law input on all functions and powers, his expertise is unmatched. This is apparent as he is now sought to support countries outside Europe to develop the legal framework for their health systems.
Establishment of Integrated Care Boards
Supporting over 15 of the new ICBs in developing their governance and decision-making systems.
Representing NHS England during the Manchester Arena Bombing Public Inquiry.
Supporting the development of new laws for a region in the Middle East developing a new health system.
Working with a number of public and private sector clients facing delivery pressures during the pandemic and finding solutions to enable continuity of delivery.
"Gerard's advice is solid and welcomed, especially during difficult periods. He has a calm approach to problem solving and a complete understanding of the inquiry process."
"Gerard brings so much more than his practice as a lawyer, he is also incredibly helpful when navigating complex issues and relationships."
"He's got a great understanding of the deeper currents at play with the NHS."
"He is very much respected by his clients. He has a good sense of the issues and is very sensible and pragmatic."
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