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One of the largest healthcare teams in the South East with over 30 years experience of the sector


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:

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.

Fact Sheets

Confidentiality fact sheet

Information about confidentiality. Read more

Consent fact sheet

Information about the law of consent. Read more

Emergency declarations fact sheet

Information about emergency declarations. Read more


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News & Events

Kent B2B Medway

Brachers will be holding a session to discuss the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into effect in May next year which will make substantial changes to the way businesses must handle personal data. Read more


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 more


Future-proof your GP practice: succession and growth

We are delighted to invite you to register for our free future-proof your GP practice roundtable event. Read more


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 more


Brachers named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in national legal awards

Award win shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more


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 more

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Meet the Team

Jennifer Alderman | Trainee

T: 01622 690691 | Email Jennifer

Scott Alexander | Partner

T: 01622 680405 | Email Scott

James Bullock | Partner

T: 01622 776421 | Email James

Bill Butler | Partner

T: 01622 776469 | Email Bill

Catherine Daw | Partner

T: 01622 655291 | Email Catherine

Dana Ellis | Senior Associate

T: 01622 680425 | Email Dana

Sarah Gaines | Partner

T: 01622 776446 | Email Sarah

Harriet Humphrey | Associate

T: 01622 680402 | Email Harriet

Ash Jilani | Partner

T: 01622 776402 | Email Ash

Kelly Ratcliffe | Senior Associate

T: 01622 680432 | Email Kelly


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Recent Experience, Expertise & Articles

Get ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is coming, the biggest change in data protection law in 20 years. Read more


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 more


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 more


Safe Space Proposal Abandoned

A recent consultation by the Department of Health regarding safe space has been shelved. Read more


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 more


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 more

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Key Contact

John Sheath

Partner & Head of Healthcare

T: 01622 776406

Email John

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What Our Clients Say...

“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.”

Chambers UK

"I found the team personable but always professional. I would not hesitate to use your services again if needed."

Client comment

"Communication was always speedy and felt that even the small detail was looked after thoroughly."

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"From first point of contact I was made to feel that you had the situation in hand and under control."

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