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Independent health and care

At Browne Jacobson, we have one of the largest, most respected specialist health and care sector teams in the UK. We have more than 40 lawyers working exclusively in this complex part of the healthcare economy, supported by a wider, multi-disciplinary team of over 200. 

We are at the forefront of society's biggest issues. We’ve advised our clients on business-critical matters, including Covid, contracting with the NHSE, and the impact of BREXIT on businesses in relation to staffing, data protection and the transfer of human tissue across borders.  

We’ve supported international investors entering the UK healthcare market for the first time and developed buy-and-build platforms in social care. We often advise on the impact of CMA guidance and carry out compliance audits for clients in affected sub-sectors. 

At Browne Jacobson, we understand the challenges faced by providers in this sector with reducing profit margins and increased focus on quality.  

Our multi-disciplinary team provides support on the full spectrum of legal matters across independent health and care, ranging from large strategic transactions and partnerships to responding to ad-hoc contractual queries, advising on procurement, contract negotiation and finance as well as advising on employment matters and real estate issues and developments.  

Our barrister-led specialist regulatory team offers a 24/7, 365-day regulatory helpline which supports you with inquests, claims, commercial litigation and procurement challenges. 

Above all, we pride ourselves on being connectors. Across our independent healthcare team, we enjoy bringing clients and intermediaries together to benefit each other and the wider sector. That’s why we work hard to introduce you to providers of complementary or necessary services, when appropriate.  

Our deep understanding allows us to provide rounded, pragmatic advice which leads to enduring relationships based on trust. 

Featured experience

A biotechnology company

Supported Sygnature Discovery’s in-house legal and contracts team for over a year through our instant in-house offering. We have worked with them to develop a suite of standard documents for use with international pharma clients.

A buy and build platform

Advised a number of platforms in the senior living sector from straightforward transactions, estate development, HR support, drafting standard terms and CQC registration. 

A household name care home group

Advising throughout police, CQC and fire authority investigations and prosecution including in the Court of Appeal. Complementary representation in inquest proceedings and a related civil claim. 

A major private mental health care provider 

Representation at some of the most high profile complex inquests involving inpatient and community deaths, as well as providing speedy and forthright advisory and robust litigation assistance. 


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