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:

  • NHS
  • GPs
  • 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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John Sheath profile
John Sheath Partner

T: 01622 776406

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James Bullock profile
James Bullock Partner

T: 01622 776421

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Bill Butler profile
Bill Butler Partner

T: 01622 776469

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Frances Cutler profile
Frances Cutler Solicitor

T: 01622 776514

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Catherine Daw profile
Catherine Daw Partner

T: 01622 655291

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Dana Ellis profile
Dana Ellis Senior Associate

T: 01622 680425

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Sarah Gaines profile
Sarah Gaines Partner

T: 01622 776446

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Ash Jilani profile
Ash Jilani Partner

T: 01622 776402

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Kelly Ratcliffe profile
Kelly Ratcliffe Senior Associate

T: 01622 680432

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Michael Oatham profile
Michael Oatham Partner

T: 01622 776423

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