Our Healthcare team is proud to be ranked nationally in Chambers UK and is led by John Sheath, who is listed as an elite leading lawyer within the healthcare sector by the legal directories. Brachers has one of the largest healthcare teams in the South East, with offices in Kent and London.
Our specialist healthcare lawyers have over 30 years’ experience of providing legal advice and support to healthcare professionals. Consequently, the depth of our expertise means we are able to offer tailored legal services to specific healthcare sectors, including:
- Life science companies
- Private Hospitals
- Clinical Commissioning Groups
- Medical Defence Organisations
- Care providers
We understand the opportunities and challenges that arise from the ever-changing nature of the healthcare sector, enabling us to provide proactive and timely advice to our clients. Alongside this we also offer innovative and flexible partnering arrangements for in house managers to ensure our clients receive the best package of legal support for their needs.
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GDPR: Future-proof your business and ensure data protection compliance
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 and will make substantial changes to the way in which personal data is handled. Read more04/10/17
Future-proof your GP practice: succession and growth
We are delighted to invite you to register for our free future-proof your GP practice seminar. Read more07/10/16
Brachers advises clients to be pro-active about legal risk
Brachers advises clients be pro-active about legal risk as survey suggests legislative and contractual issues are top priority following Brexit vote. Read more18/09/15
Brachers named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in national legal awards
Award win shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more29/07/15
Brachers shortlisted for national legal award because of dedication to Kent market
Brachers has been shortlisted for the coveted Law Firm of the Year prize at this year’s national Halsbury’s Legal Awards. Award nomination shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more15/06/15
Maidstone-based Watson Nevill solicitors joins Brachers
Brachers announces it has acquired Maidstone-based solicitors Watson Nevill, introducing new members across the commercial property and family teams. Read more
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Healthcare programme of events
We offer a comprehensive seminar programme to enhance your staff's decision making, improve clinical practice and avoid complaints and claims. Read more13/07/17
Prosecutions by the HSE and CQC
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed it will prosecute Southern NHS Foundation Trust over the drowning of CS, an 18 year old patient under their care in 2013. Read more13/07/17
Safe Space Proposal Abandoned
A recent consultation by the Department of Health regarding safe space has been shelved. Read more13/07/17
Medical Duty of Care to a third party?
Two recent decisions have explored the extent to which a hospital’s duty of care should be extended to third parties. Read more13/07/17
Consent Montgomery Applied 2017
The landmark decision of Montgomery 2015, as predicted, has led to varying outcomes because it introduced patient specific and fact sensitive principles. Some might say it has led to inconsistency and uncertainty but there is no doubt that the Bolam and Sidaway approach has now been confined to history. Read more13/07/17
Health and Care Professions Tribunals Service Launched
The Health and Care Professions Tribunals Service (HCPTS) became operational on 28 April 2017 and marks the separation of the investigation and adjudication functions of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in its fitness to practice procedures. Read more
"Communication was always speedy and felt that even the small detail was looked after thoroughly."
“The firm’s healthcare department is extremely expert, with a great depth of experience. Members are always helpful and approachable, and they provide the advice and support we require very efficiently.”
"I found the team personable but always professional. I would not hesitate to use your services again if needed."
"From first point of contact I was made to feel that you had the situation in hand and under control."