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

Healthcare Law

As one of the South East’s largest providers of legal and HR advice to healthcare organisations for over 35 years, we help our clients to achieve their goal of improving the standard of healthcare provision for patients. Our understanding of the opportunities and challenges that arise from the ever-changing nature of the healthcare sector enables us to provide pragmatic, timely and commercial advice. Our expertise covers the whole spectrum of legal advice, with cross disciplinary teams who advise on employment, property, partnership, corporate, commercial, construction and dispute resolution issues. 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.

Our extensive experience has seen us work with a broad range of healthcare professionals, including providing legal advice to the NHS, GPs, life science companies, private hospitals, CCGs, medical defence organisations and care providers. We take an innovative approach to the way we work, which means our clients benefit in the follow ways:

  • Stay focused on your business – We understand the pressures healthcare organisations face which is why we take a project management approach to our work, setting out expectations, actions and timescales from the start so you can focus on your priority; your business. 
  • A collaborative approach – You are the expert on your business and our collaborative approach to working with clients combines your valuable understanding of your organisation with our legal expertise to deliver effective, strategic solutions.
  • Clarity on costs – With our transparent pricing options, you will have choice over the cost structure that best suits your business and your needs, giving you peace of mind that there will be no surprises along the way.
  • Fast and efficient communication - With a dedicated lead relationship partner, direct lines of communication to the team and advice delivered without the legal jargon, we’ve made accessing legal services easy, understandable and efficient.

Our Healthcare team is currently ranked in the top tier by leading legal directory, the Legal 500 and in 2018 the team was shortlisted for the ‘Legal Services Provider of the Year’ award at the General Practice Awards. Our lawyers combine their experience in the healthcare sector with their individual expertise in their practice area; this strength in depth means we are best placed to help you and your business face the future with confidence. The team is led by John Sheath, who spearheaded the inception of the Healthcare team and has developed it to become a successful regional market leader. In 2018, John was honoured as being at the pinnacle of the legal profession by being inducted in to the prestigious Legal 500 Hall of Fame, which recognises lawyers for their sustained excellence of work and consistent praise from clients

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John Sheath profile
John Sheath Partner

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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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Sarah Gaines profile
Sarah Gaines Partner

T: 01622 776446

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Ash Jilani Partner

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Kelly Ratcliffe Senior Associate

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Michael Oatham profile
Michael Oatham Partner

T: 01622 776423

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