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I am the Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board.
I have 35+ years of commercial experience as an accountant with a Big 4 professional services firm and as a Non Executive Director with other commercial and not-for-profit organisations.
I advise both the public and private sectors on projects for the delivery of public services and infrastructure in the UK. I have advised in sectors such as large corporations and SMEs, education, social care, leisure, waste, and energy and renewables.
I specialise in the commercial contracts for complex services arrangements and infrastructure projects using project finance, PPP and PFI/PF2 models. This includes various funding streams such as bank debt, corporate finance, equity, prudential borrowing and other forms of public sector funding. In an era where conventional bank debt is no longer the default financing solution, I use my experience of different contractual models to help deliver innovative funding solutions for my clients.
In recent years, I have focussed on the waste, energy and renewables sectors for both private and public clients. In addition to the commercial contracts for funding, EPC and O&M arrangements, I advise on EU procurement, planning and environmental issues.
In relation to waste, I advise on infrastructure for both merchant plants and PPP procurements across a range of technology sectors. My clients include Viridor Waste Management, Veolia Environmental Services and a number of local authorities across the UK. Examples include Merchant EfW plants in Oxfordshire and Cardiff, as well as an extensive number of PFI/PPP projects in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
I also advise on a range of other waste services delivery and environmental matters. This includes waste collection, street cleansing and recycling contracts, as well as advice on planning/consenting issues. Examples include waste services procurements in Cheshire and Bridgend and planning appeals/statutory reviews for waste infrastructure.
My energy experience covers energy generation, decentralised energy networks and energy efficiency projects. I have been involved with on shore gas and coal mine methane CHP projects in Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire. I am advising on district heating/heat networks and CHP schemes in London, Plymouth and Cardiff. I advise on Green Deal and various projects for local authorities and NHS Trusts which deliver energy cost savings and improve the energy efficiency of public sector infrastructure.
In terms of renewable energy, I advise on wind, solar, marine, biomass and geothermal projects. Examples include, on shore wind projects in Yorkshire and Avonmouth, solar/PV deals for NHS Trusts, a wave hub project for a regional development agency and biomass plants for private sector developers.
I am a contributor to journals in the waste and renewables sector including Materials Recycling World.
My work involves regularly speaking at conferences and seminars, including a recent talk for the Environmental Services Association. I also plan and run in-house training for external and internal clients.
I am a Partner in the property team specialising in the healthcare sector.
I have considerable experience acting on estates matters for:
I offer pragmatic, commercial and cost effective advice to my clients and recognise the importance of delivering projects on time and within budget. I am recognised as a recommended individual in the Legal 500 2016 in the Health Sector.
My particular career highlights include:
I have a very detailed knowledge of the health sector and its current challenges. I advised extensively on the abolition of Primary Care Trusts and I have been involved in estates related work on the development of New Models of Care and on devolution projects.
I have contributed a number of articles on aspects of the funding of primary care premises to GP Newspaper and other publications. In addition, I have contributed on several occasions to Property Law Journal and Landlord and Tenant Review, including, in particular, on the subject of the rights of undocumented occupiers.
I am an experienced public sector lawyer and manager. I provide strategic advice and consultancy support for local authorities and other public sector bodies. I also give expert legal advice and assistance, usually directed at the highest levels of organisations. My work often requires political awareness and sensitivity.
I am a team player and worked in-house for over 15 years before joining the private sector. My last role in local government was as Borough Secretary and Solicitor for Greenwich Council managing a team of 150 staff across a dozen functions, including; contracts standards and monitoring, equalities, community safety and emergency planning, democratic services, elections and legal. Before that I was Head of Legal Services for Lewisham Council and prior to that was Assistant Head of Legal and Principal Economic Development Solicitor for Kirklees Council where I was involved in many new and innovative projects, including; Kirklees Stadium, Kirklees Henry Boot Partnership, Kirklees Community Association and Kirklees Theatre.
I regularly advise on public sector vires and governance including advice on decision-making and constitutional issues; conduct and ethics; option appraisals and structuring (both public-public/shared services and public-private sector partnerships); major projects and regeneration schemes, including asset vehicles; PPPs; setting up and managing companies, charities and social enterprises; income generation; judicial review and minimising challenge.
My team and I strive to provide seamless additional support to in-house legal departments.
I have contributed articles to Health & Social Care for Local Government Lawyer, EM LawShare, SOLACE and the Municipal Journal
Recent articles include:
The importance of Place and Revenue Growth for Local Government
Seminars and Training
I recently held seminars with SOLACE, the Westminster Forum, and LLG.
As a Legal 500 recommended non-contentious construction Partner, I have a strong track record in advising developers, purchasers, tenants, funders and contractors with a focus on residential, commercial and mixed use development schemes.
I act for clients in a wide range of fields advising both private and public bodies on construction documentation from inception to (non-contentious) settlement of disputes and providing construction input on the drafting and negotiation of property and finance documentation.
My specialism involves the full life-cycle of construction documentation including:
I am a partner in the commercial healthcare sector. Since spending time on secondment with the Department of Health early on in my career, I have specialised in advising both the NHS, organisations that do business with the NHS and care providers about commercial and regulatory issues.
My experience includes advising on significant capital projects, outsourcings, complex procurements, joint ventures and the effective management operational PFI projects. I am also advising on the transactions which are arising out of the need to change the way health and care is provided as well as the policy of delivering integration between the NHS and local government, including devolution. I have an interest in helping to develop the role that housing can play in delivering greater efficiency across the sector.
My clients include the Department of Health, NHS Foundation Trusts, Commissioners, local authorities as well as independent sector health and social care organisations.
I have contributed a number of articles for various publications, including:
Market commentators know [Michael Boyd] to be "really good on PFI."
Seminars and Training
I regularly speak at conferences and conduct many in-house training sessions for clients on subjects including:
I am a partner in our Commercial and Infrastructure department and Head of our Infrastructure Practice.
I provide legal and commercial advice on all aspects of projects (construction / EPC through to service delivery, operation and maintenance) in the energy, waste, renewables, rail, road, water, nuclear (civil engineering), tunnelling infrastructure, education, leisure, health and housing sectors.
I regularly present at seminars and workshops on these work areas including topics such as business case development / strategic objectives, involvement of key stakeholders, legal risks and pitfalls, project structuring and legal models.
Summary of Experience:
ENERGY / DISTRICT ENERGY
CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL ENGINEERING
WASTE AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
I am a partner in the Housing Management Department, which falls within the firm's housing and property dispute resolution team.
My clients include landlords (specifically social landlords/housing associations) and local authorities and my work comprises a mix of advising on contentious landlord and tenant matters across all forms of tenure, including secure and assured tenancies and leases, and conducting litigation, involving issues such as on matters such as disrepair, possession, subletting and nuisance from the first stages through to completion. I also have a great deal of experience in drafting tenancy agreements, leases, notices and other contractual and statutory documents within the ambit of landlord and tenant law.
I have worked closely with many social landlords and local authorities for nearly 20 years and, as such, I have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the pressures and concerns facing landlords in increasingly competitive and difficult times. I put this knowledge to good use on behalf of my clients, working collaboratively with them to ensure effective management of their housing stock and ensuring compliance with regulatory guidelines.
Seminars and Training
I have over 15 years' experience of delivering training to clients on landlord and tenant-related issues, both in-house and externally. I have spoken at events organised by the CIH and by the Housing Quality Network, and have given bespoke training to clients at their offices and at larger venues.
I have written several articles including:
I advise a full range of public sector and private sector clients on public and utilities procurement, and commercial disputes.
I advise on complex projects including in the health, local government and energy sectors. My work includes structuring projects, dealing with conflicts of interest, conducting competitive dialogue, negotiated procedures and open and restricted procedures. My particular specialism is risk management including dealing swiftly with issues that arise during the course of a procurement, at award stage, during the standstill period and beyond.
I have been involved in a number of reported procurement litigation cases dealing with complex issues of procurement law and judicial review. My dispute resolution expertise includes applications for interim relief, negotiation and mediation involving multiple parties.
I advise on contractual and other commercial disputes and regularly help clients reach commercial and practical solutions that avoid formal court or arbitration processes.
I am a member of the Procurement Lawyers Association.
I lead our housing development and property team. I focus on large-scale development projects for clients working in public services, particularly housing associations and local authorities working on housing schemes. My expertise covers the full gambit of property law work including acquisitions, disposals, developments and commercial leases.
I also work for other organisations such as health bodies, private sector contractors and central government departments on development and regeneration schemes. My experience ranges from relatively straightforward conversions to those which involve new build development or complex sports and community facilities.
More generally, I act on development sales and acquisitions, and on the property aspects of PFI/PPP projects, particularly health and waste schemes.
Education projects form another key area of my practice, including the creation of Academies across the country.
I have run a number of seminars for clients on the Housing and Planning Act 2016, which introduced a raft of changes for social housing.
I was recently involved in a phased rebuild of an existing housing estate including a district heating solution, as well as multiple local authority town centre regeneration schemes.
I am a highly experienced health and social care lawyer who advises independent and public sector organisations on a diverse range of commercial, corporate and regulatory matters, as well as a diverse range of issues relating to powers, decision making and governance arrangements.
I have extensive experience of advising organisations on a wide variety of commercial and transactional issues, including: the development of services; policies and procedures; the establishment of corporate vehicles and contractual structures; mergers, acquisitions, disposals, reconfigurations, reorganisations and service transfers; public engagement and consultation; outsourcing and insourcing; pharmacy law; the legal, regulatory and commercial contract issues in primary care; and the constitutional, governance and regulatory issues facing NHS trusts, foundation trusts and clinical commissioning groups.
I regularly advise on and contribute to the development of business cases, options appraisals and evaluations, and other associated investment and business strategies.
I lead Bevan Brittan’s work in supporting organisations to deliver new models of care and accountable care systems/organisations and the development of sustainability and transformation partnerships.
I am recommended by Legal 500 and ranked in Chambers and Partners.
I have written a number of articles for the Health Service Journal and Health Investor.
I regularly provide training and developmental support to Boards of Directors on a wide range of commercial, corporate governance and regulatory issues. I am a regular speaker at national and regional health and social care seminars and conferences.
I am a commercial property partner at Bevan Brittan with over 15 years’ experience.
My practice involves leading our team on various aspects of commercial property work including; landlord and tenant matters, acquisitions and disposals of commercial investment properties, property and property portfolio refinances and the acquisition and estate assembly of residential development sites.
I have advised banks, investors and private sector lenders on a range of secured lending transactions ranging from bridging funding, development funding, refinancing, portfolio refinances and bespoke transactions.
I work closely with clients to ensure their financial and commercial goals are met. I am thorough in the due diligence and risk-management aspects of my work and partner with my clients to strategise purchasing and finance options around commercial property.
As a partner in the Property Department, I work with a diverse range of bodies, including NHS Trusts and Local Authorities on their property requirements including landlord and tenant issues and site acquisitions and disposals.
I have extensive experience in commercial property work, including assisting Buckinghamshire County Council with a new railway station project and advising Wycombe District Council on the Handy Cross hub redevelopment that will result in a new sports and leisure centre, food store, hotel, offices and a coach park and ride by the end of 2015.
I also lead the Bevan Brittan property team acting for Barts and the London NHS Trust, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and a number of other health trusts.
I am a Partner in the Litigation, Advisory and Regulatory Department. I trained at Bevan Brittan and re-joined in 2019 to head the firm’s Information Law Team.
I advise on all aspects of information law and privacy including the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation, Freedom of Information Act 2000, Environmental Information Regulations 2004, Access to Health Records Act 1990 and the common law duty of confidence. I have advised clients on data breaches and enforcement action taken by the ICO.
I have experience of conducting data protection compliance audits for clients and drafting information sharing agreements, policies, data flows and protocols. I have advised extensively on the impact of GDPR and provide regular training to clients on compliance and regulatory issues. Given the level of complexity and uncertainty in relation to information law, I pride myself on providing practical advice and identifying solutions for clients.
My experience covers all sectors, but I have a particular understanding of the health sector and was previously the Head of Legal at a NHS Foundation Trust.
I have experience of advising clients on more general healthcare matters including best interests cases, child protection issues and medical ethics. I also have experience of regulatory law including acting for and on behalf of regulators in professional discipline matters alongside advising on compliance with a number of compliance regimes including the CQC.
I am a partner in the Commercial and Infrastructure team, specialising in the healthcare sector. I advise on a wide range of commercial transactions and partnering arrangements including joint ventures, private patient hospital projects, consolidations and mergers, and integrated care / new models of care projects. I also have considerable experience advising NHS and private sector healthcare clients on international healthcare projects. I led the team which closed the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust’s new PF2 hospital project (Midland Metropolitan Hospital), the first hospital to be procured under HM Treasury’s PF2 model and involving the construction of a new hospital on a brownfield site. I have also advised on numerous health PFI projects, and variations to health PFI projects.
I have authored various healthcare guides for LexisNexis and have contributed two articles to the Global Opportunity Healthcare magazine entitled:
Seminars and Training
I have delivered a number of seminars and spoken at conferences internationally on the UK Health PFI model and the move to PF2. I have also conducted various training sessions on the "NHS Standard Contract" and the "NHS Contract for the Supply of Goods and Services".
I am a Partner in the Clinical Risk team specialising in clinical negligence/medical malpractice litigation, mental health and human rights law.
I lead in both public and private clinical negligence matters and I work closely with NHS Resolution. I have considerable experience advising on high value and complex cases. I have extensive experience in cases involving brain damage through obstetric treatment, neurosurgery and anaesthetic claims.
Human Rights Act claims and mental health are special areas of interest and I have extensive experience in both areas. I have experience in prison health matters and Disability Discrimination Act claims. My practice also extends to advising on general healthcare and mental health matters.
I also undertake many private medical malpractice claims for a number of insurers, focusing on cosmetic and aesthetic surgery claims. I am a non-executive director for the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses.
I prepare and present many seminars and talks for Bevan Brittan’s clients on topics including; mediation, human rights, the depravation of liberty, policy and good practice, the duty of candour and saying sorry and apologies.
I have worked on a number of reported cases including:
I am a partner in the Litigation; Advisory and Regulatory department in London and I lead the firm's insolvency and restructuring practice.
I have a particular interest in the local government sector and I act for a large number of public bodies including local authorities, regulators, NHS Trusts and Ombudsmen in resolving complex commercial, regulatory and public law disputes. I specialise in collective actions for large groups of clients, advising on all aspects of litigation including mediations, High Court proceedings and judicial reviews. My work often encompasses jurisdictional issues and I have a wealth of experience in financial services disputes.
I regularly contribute articles to the Local Government Chronicle and the Local Government Lawyer.
I regularly speak on all aspects of litigation to clients across all sectors of local authorities and ombudsman.
I have over 15 years' experience working for residential developers and Housing Associations in relation to property matters. For the last nine years I have worked almost exclusively for Housing Associations dealing with all aspects of property work including purchase of development land and dwellings (via s106 agreements or more complicated land transactions such as golden brick agreements and sub-sales), stock transfers and commercial leases for office space either to let or for the Housing Associations own use.
I have extensive experience working for Housing Associations in relation to security work including private placement, bond issues and traditional security work.
I am also involved in joint venture agreements and local authority development work under the DPP2 Framework Agreement.
Recently I have been involved in Community Land Trusts.
Seminars & Training:
I run training seminars for the Housing Association on finance and s106 agreements.
I joined Bevan Brittan as a partner within the housing team. My areas of specialism include contentious housing matters, advising landlords on matters such as breach of covenants, nuisance, possession, subletting, hoarding, disrepair and failing to provide access.
My practice involves acting for private, housing association landlords and local authorities. The Legal 500 have recognised me as, “first-rate".
Over the past few years, I have written several articles for Inside Housing and 24Housing, together with media statements on:
Seminars and Training
I have spoken at the National Federation of ALMOs on private rental sector tenancies. In addition, I regularly also organise and facilitate training sessions for clients, both in-house and on-premises.
I am a Partner in the Employment and Pensions Department.
I advise on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues, both in the private sector and public sector (Health and Local Government). I advise on matters in Tribunals and the EAT, usually defending claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination and breach of contract. I also specialise in internal dispute resolution, in particular carrying out complex conduct, capability and grievance investigations.
My non-contentious advice includes advising on all scales of reorganisation and redundancy exercises, and drafting employment / TUPE provisions in commercial agreements.
I regularly provide training workshops to private and public sector clients on numerous aspects of Employment Law including the implications of TUPE in reorganisations, transfers and service provision changes; redundancy; employment after retirement age; and mock Employment Tribunal workshops.
I am the lead Partner in the Birmingham Office, an NHS Resolution Nominated Partner and head up the clinical negligence team in Birmingham. We handle the full range of claims from low-value work right through to complex catastrophic injury on behalf of the NHS. I also supervise the department’s specialist cost team, which takes clinical negligence claims on behalf of the NHS Resolution from settlement to final resolution. Our aim is to deal with all claims both fairly and effectively and to provide best value to the NHS, which can equally mean early settlement or defending a case to trial/assessment.
I have run a number of cases to the Court of Appeal including Miah v West Midlands SHA and the high-profile case of Thompstone v Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust, being the leading England and Wales case on indexation of periodical payments.
In addition to my fee earning responsibilities, I have also run in depth training masterclasses for a number of local West Midlands NHS Trusts on the legal aspects of Midwifery, Obstetrics and Neurosurgery and have been responsible for the firm's response to government consultation on both the Jackson reforms and the discount rate.
Adrian Dagnall leads the Birmingham team and is an NHSLA-nominated partner. “He's knowledgeable, switched on and has a real feel for the discipline,” comments one counsel.
I’m a property litigation partner and I head up the firm's housing and property dispute resolution team.
I provide advice to clients from most of the firm's markets but a large proportion of my work is for housing associations, NHS trusts, local authorities and private companies. I deal with all types of residential and commercial property issues. I have particular expertise in dealing with the removal of telecommunications operators from land, dilapidations disputes, Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 claims, rights of light, the exercise of break clauses to terminate commercial leases and residential leasehold management issues (including statutory leaseholder consultation).
Much of my work constitutes risk management advice, whereby I help clients manage issues early to stop them turning into disputes. Where a dispute has arisen, however, I take a robust and commercial approach to the dispute resolution process and am experienced in resolving disputes via litigation, arbitration, expert determination, mediation and in the various property tribunals.
Seminars and Training
I deliver a great deal of bespoke training to clients, on housing and property-related issues. I also speak regularly at key sector events and recent examples include the Resolve ASB national conference, the NHS Property Conference, CLT seminars and webinars as well as RICS events and other seminars targeted at surveyors.
Barnsley MBC v Hadfield  EWHC 866 (QB) – acting for the Council to obtain an interim and final High Court injunction to restrain breaches of a TPO that protected woodland. The decision created new legal precedent on the interpretation and procedure for enforcement of TPO infringements.
I have written several publications including:
I am a Partner in our Commercial and Infrastructure team.
I represent public and private sector organisations, sellers and purchasers of shares and assets, banks, management teams and investment funds. I work regularly as part of larger cross-disciplinary teams for infrastructure and regeneration projects and I have experience of both domestic and cross-border transactions.
I advise on a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters including joint ventures within the urban regeneration, education, health and social housing sectors, mergers and acquisitions, sales of businesses and assets, group restructurings and fund investments. I also advise on corporate governance and directors' duties issues.
I am head of the Procurement, Competition and State Aid teams. My practice involves dealing with all aspects of contentious and non-contentious procurement law. I have particular expertise in litigation, High Court procurement challenges, judicial review and other statutory challenges.
My team and I are well-known for our involvement in leading, high-profile procurement cases in the public, private and third sector, and our experience stretches across a range of different markets.
I have written several articles in 2018 including:
Seminars & training
I teach the litigation module for the Law of Public Procurement (Masters) course at Nottingham Law School alongside Professor Sue Arrowsmith.
I recently spoke at the University of Nottingham’s Global Revolution Conference and the Whitepaper Public Procurement conferences in Belfast and Manchester.
I specialise in commercial property with a particular emphasis on asset management and development work. I work with a wide variety of public sector and commercial clients, many of them household names. I have acted on a number of nationally recognised mixed use development projects.
I have been a partner in Bevan Brittan since May 2007 and lead a team of 15 solicitors working across three offices.
As a Nominated Partner for NHS Resolution work in the firm's Clinical Risk department, I have been acting on behalf of NHS Resolution and NHS Trusts and in the defence of clinical negligence cases since 2001. I am recognised as a leading clinical negligence and medical malpractice solicitor by both Chambers and the Legal 500.
I act for a leading medical insurer, advising on medical malpractice issues. This work involves dealing with all the client’s claims and inquests from various sectors including; prison healthcare, out of hours GP services, cosmetic surgery treatments and NHS 111 services.
I deal with a broad spectrum of cases and have experience in most clinical disciplines. Typically, my cases are high value and complex claims often involving brain or other neurological injury. I have successfully defended many claims at trial and have fought cases to the Court of Appeal.
I also manage the firm’s relationships with a number of our insurance and health clients in both primary care and acute settings.
I provide training on the medico-legal process to doctors and nurses and have developed specific training packages for Obstetric and Neurosurgical practice.
Recently, I spoke at a primary care setting conference run by an insurer for their clients and insurance brokers on claims arising out of an inquest.
I have published articles and case reports in Clinical Risk and Healthcare Risk Report.
I am a partner in the Litigation, Advisory and Regulatory department in Leeds.
I have over 15 years’ experience in commercial litigation and contentious construction, including PFI/ projects disputes, professional negligence claims, commercial and contractual disputes, sale of goods and product liability issues, corporate and breach of warranty claims, shareholder disputes, and breach of confidentiality claims.
My clients include local authorities, central government bodies, financial institutions, private companies, shareholders and individuals. I deliver straightforward and cost-effective legal advice and regularly deal with all forms of dispute resolution, including Court proceedings, adjudication, expert determination, negotiation and mediation.
I am a partner in the Employment Team at Bevan Brittan.
I joined the firm in 1995 having practised as a barrister since 1987. I advise employers on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment and discrimination law.
The types of issues I advise on include Boardroom disputes, large-scale reorganisation and redundancies, injunction proceedings following strike ballots, senior executive terminations, discrimination and whistleblowing claims. I have extensive advocacy experience in the Employment Tribunal and the EAT, as well as the higher courts.
I have contributed various articles to XpertHR. I am also regularly called on by national media organisations to comment on topical employment law issues.
I recently spoke at the Health Finance Directors Conference on employment matters.
I am a partner in our Commercial and Infrastructure department and Head of our Local Government practice, responsible for client relationships and business development to government, national and local, and private sector organisations bidding back into these markets.
I have advised on more than 90 PPP and outsourcing projects and procurements including being the creator of Building Schools for the Future model.
In the last year I have advised on proposed partnerships for local authorities with annual budgets amounting to more than £1 billion. In the same period, I advised private sector bidders to win annual contracts worth more than £100m.
Being familiar with the political, economic and legislative landscape I am supporting clients on alternative methods and models of service delivery (outsourcing, joint ventures, commissioning only council models and procurements), regeneration, use of assets and funding structures including the implications and opportunities under Devolution.
Clients have said
"David’s strongest skill is his client management. He is very personable with a great deal of fortitude. I find him always very positive and seems to fully commit himself. I have never seen him drop his professionalism. He is very easy to work with."
"One of the good things about David is that he is regularly involved so can reinterpret objectives for us by asking questions and making suggestions."
"David is very likeable, very good in meetings - he inspires confidence and is a capable lead."
" Your support and that of your team has been absolutely excellent. Many thanks indeed for your personal commitment. I have really enjoyed working with you."
I have published articles including:
New transport links risk by-passing local communities
The importance of Place and Revenue Growth for Local Government
Councils deserve a better deal after Carillion's collapse
I am a health infrastructure partner in the commercial and infrastructure department. I also head up and lead the team for Strategic Estates Partnership work.
I have extensive experience of leading and advising on complex public private partnership (PPP) procurements in Health and Local Government. I lead on the delivery and structuring of EU procurement processes for PPPs and innovative joint venture arrangements, including Strategic Estate Partnerships (SEPs) and Local Asset Backed Vehicles (LABVs).
I was lead advisor on the first major (£430 million) acute health PFI scheme to use Competitive Dialogue and the application of HM Treasury guidance on senior debt funding competitions and I continue to advise the public sector on large acute PFIs and smaller community PFI/PPP transactions still in procurement and on operational PFI/PPP matters.
Following my secondment to Community Health Partnerships (CHP), established to deliver the NHS LIFT initiative, one of the largest public/private sector joint venture arrangements to have been initiated in England to invest in primary and community health and social care infrastructure, I was a key member of the Bevan Brittan team that structured and drafted the standard LIFT contract and procurement documentation. I have also been responsible for further updates to the standard LIFT documentation, liaising closely with the Department of Health and CHP. I have been the day to day Bevan Brittan lead on over 35 NHS LIFT schemes since 2003 and I continue to provide strategic advice on new projects as well as ongoing matters.
I currently lead our team on the procurement of a number of innovative joint venture arrangements including Strategic Estate Partnerships (SEPs) in Health and Local Asset Backed Vehicles (LABVs) in Local Government which combine leisure, housing and complex infrastructure projects using the Competitive Dialogue procedure for regeneration.
I have contributed articles to the Health Investor magazine and Health Service Journal.
I am a partner in Bevan Brittan’s Employment, Immigration and Pensions department, with over 20 years of experience as a specialist employment lawyer. I act for clients in a wide range of fields and have considerable experience advising both private and public bodies in a number of sectors, including; local and central government, housing, education, and the private sector.
My general experience includes all areas of employment work and I have dealt with a number of high profile cases in Tribunals, the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. I have specific expertise in advising on equal pay and discrimination, restructuring and redundancy programmes, negotiated exits, changing terms and conditions, and providing TUPE advice in connection with service delivery models including shared services, partnering arrangements, joint ventures and outsourcing. I also provide support to in-house legal and HR teams, acting as a sounding board on both strategic and operational HR issues.
I have had articles published in the Local Government Lawyer and Local Government Chronicle and have also contributed articles to Lexology and EM LawShare
I have spoken at the LLG Weekend School on employment matters.
I am a commercial lawyer with vast experience in advising public, private and third sector clients on IP and ICT projects and contracts. Having originally started my career as an in- house lawyer within the utilities sector, and subsequently undertaking a number of in-house secondment roles (including nine months with the Welsh Government), I have a keen understanding of the internal governance issues and drivers which surround major projects. This helps me provide pragmatic and commercially focussed advice to meet clients’ objectives.
I am often called on to run sessions on data protection, ICT contracts and procurement law matters at client sites. Recently, I talked at the Housing Association of Wales Annual Event on the subject of data protection.
I am a partner and head of Bevan Brittan’s planning team. I advise on all the issues involved in bringing sites forward for regeneration and sustainable development including compulsory purchase advice, negotiating planning agreements, advice on highways matters and stopping-up applications, planning appeals, listed building and conservation area applications, contaminated land and the defence of town green applications.
I have a full understanding of the present and emerging legislative and policy framework which underpins the planning applications process and my objective is always to work closely with our clients to secure the best possible practical and commercial outcome.
Seminars & Training
I regularly present seminars on planning and environmental issues on subjects such as: the compulsory purchase process, getting the most out of the planning process and negotiating planning agreements.
I am a member of Compulsory Purchase Association
I have written several articles including:
I am a partner in the Clinical Risk Department and lead the medical law team. We provide advice and support to healthcare organisations, in particular NHS clients, in inquests, court of protection matters, challenges to treatment decisions, health and safety and general clinical practice. We are a team of 12 lawyers working out of Bristol, London and Birmingham. We take pride in providing high quality support which is clear, user-friendly and responsive.
I specialise in general medical law and am a nominated partner for NHS Resolution. I have a special interest in mental health and capacity law and provide accredited training for s.12 doctors and approved clinicians for the Royal College of Psychiatry.
'The support in the run-up to the inquest was impressively thorough. My colleagues and I felt well supported and my clear impression is that everyone involved in supporting us went out of their way to be helpful and considerate during this long and at times difficult process. Mr Lindsay was consistently and impressively outstanding in performance throughout the preparation for the inquest and during the inquest itself. He demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the case, impressive sensitivity to the needs of the team, he was available and flexible, including cancelling prior engagements in order to provide continuity of representation. I am very impressed with the quality of his work he is obviously a deeply experienced, caring and highly able professional – we were fortunate to have him on our team.'
I regular do in-house talks on mental health law, HR issues, mental capacity & equality law for healthcare clients. I have also run seminars on the treatment of children, especially regarding their mental and physical health.
In May 2016, I delivered a presentation on EU Health and Safety law at The National Autonomous University of Mexico.
I am a dual qualified Barrister and Solicitor. Since 1995 I have been based in Bristol working as a partner at Bevan Brittan LLP (since 1997) where I lead the Clinical Risk team.
My role involves running a large team of lawyers advising the NHS about the multiplicity of processes that arise following an adverse incident. As a result, I have a passionate interest in patient safety which has led me to work with NHS Resolution to explore how learning can be extracted from claims data.
I run a patient safety focus group within Bevan Brittan to explore how we can align the work that we do on behalf of the NHS so claims and inquest data can support patient safety developments. I work closely with acute Trusts and Trust Boards to identify themes from claims and complaints.
The opportunity provided via two Lay appointments to Government Advisory Panels, has given me a platform to use my experience of health related adverse incidents constructively to challenge and test the conclusions of each Panel. My aim has been to ensure that patients have been put at the centre of decision making.
I have recently had an article published in the Clinical Services Journal discussing the role of the Coroner and patient safety.
I am a Partner in our corporate team sitting within our Commercial and Infrastructure Department.
My expertise includes working with SMEs, owner managed business and entrepreneurs across a wide range of sectors with a particular focus on health and care (including, care homes, domiciliary care, dentists, pharmacies and GP surgeries), medical suppliers, not-for-profit organisations and healthcare professionals.
I have wide experience of corporate matters with particular specialism in acquisitions, disposals and corporate restructuring of businesses.
Corporate Transactions - Advising on, reorganisations, mergers, disposals and acquisitions, assets and share transactions, financing and raising loan capital, equity.
Companies and Partnerships - Establishing companies, LLPs and partnerships, dealing with administration such as Companies Act 2006 issues, changes in constitution or governance, group service arrangements, retirements, changes of ownership and dissolution or winding up. I also advise on the roles, right and duties of directors, shareholders, partners and LLP members.
New Business Ventures - Working with you to set up your new business, whether as a company, Limited Liability Partnership, Community Interest Company or Joint Venture.
I am a Partner in the Clinical Risk Team and I specialise in health and social care law and regulation.
Many of my clients are providers of care services, either in the NHS, private or not-for-profit sectors. I am used to working with organisations in the ways that suit them best, having also recently worked in-house advising on quality, compliance and strategy issues in mental health and learning disability services.
I regularly advise and represent health service commissioners and local authorities.
I assist clients who either need help with technical areas of law such as the Mental Health Act, the Human Rights Act or the Health and Social Care Act or who are facing practical problems in delivering their services. I aim to provide advice and representation which is centred around my clients’ best interests, being mindful of their legal responsibilities, commercial interests and the value of their reputation.
When necessary, I support and represent organisations in the various courts that apply to them, including the Court of Protection, the Administrative Court (Judicial Reviews), the Coroner’s Court, Mental Health Tribunals, the Care Standards Tribunal and the Criminal Court. I also represent clients in safeguarding investigations, equality challenges and health and safety investigations where necessary.
I enjoy writing and speaking on health and social care issues and have an ongoing interest in the way that care services are supported and/or impacted by the law.
In addition to my practice I am a Visiting Fellow of Loughborough University,
I am always happy to speak to new and existing clients by telephone or by email and I understand the reassurance that a quick conversation can often provide.
I have written a number of articles for Care Management Matters. I am also a member of the Editorial Committee of Clinical Risk magazine and a peer reviewer for The Psychiatrist by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
I regularly provide in-house and external training to clients on health and social care regulation, mental health law, mental capacity law, inquiries and investigations. I also speak at conferences and seminars on issues pertaining to the Care Act 2014, and safeguarding vulnerable people and deprivation of liberty.
I am a partner specialising in public procurement law. My work involves advising local authorities, NHS bodies, central government departments and other public bodies on the application of the procurement rules to their range of activities from establishing co-operation arrangements to conducting public contract tendering exercises.
I advise public bodies on planning for and conducting multi-stage procurement exercises from exploring competition and evaluation strategies, preparing procurement documentation, evaluating tenders, awarding contracts to debriefing bidders. I have advised on awarding contracts across a broad range of major project sectors including property development and regeneration, school building partnerships, municipal waste and energy management, leisure services, highways services, national framework agreements, rail franchising, IT projects, PFI hospital developments to NHS and community care services.
Because I work across many markets I am able to pass on an in-depth knowledge of procurement approaches and innovation to help clients resolve their procurement strategies.
The recent focus of my work has been in helping clients achieve efficiencies through establishing co-operation arrangements between public bodies to deliver shared services as well as advising on tendering strategic partnership joint ventures with the private sector to transform estates and services.
I am involved in advising on legal challenges both in bringing and defending actions in relation to procurement award or elimination decisions.
I also provide training to local authority and NHS procurement practitioners and advisors on developments in procurement law.
I have published articles including:
Procurement: Development agreement declared ineffective
LexisNexis: 'Faraday scheme' contract declared ineffective
I am a Partner in the Clinical Risk team based in the firm's London office. I am an experienced litigator and have defended a wide variety of claims from pre-action through to first instance trial and appeal, including complex surgical, neurosurgical, intensive care, obstetric and cardiology cases. I work closely with NHS Resolution and a number of acute NHS Trusts in London and the South East. My aim is to defend claims robustly where justified but to deal with cases fairly and cost-effectively where the treatment provided has been clearly sub-standard. I have a broad interest in all areas of healthcare law and ethics but I am particularly interested in emerging clinical risk issues arising in the areas of digital health and health tech. I regularly provide training to clinicians, NHS management, insurers and SMEs on a variety of topics within my fields of expertise.
I am a partner leading the Property team in Birmingham. I have over ten years' experience of commercial property transactions and have worked for both public and private sector clients including registered providers and local authorities. I have particular experience in dealing with larger complex transactions and have managed a property team in dealing with the property aspects of large corporate transactions as well as retail portfolio management and disposals.
I act predominantly for health and local authority clients on complex sales or disposals with an element of redevelopment or regeneration
On the residential development side, I act for private development clients, as well as local authorities and social housing, on acquiring housing for social housing. I also act for funders in property finance transactions, and provide property support for large-scale projects.
"A personal thanks to Sandy Munroe. Her commitment to conclude the deal was outstanding."
- David Butcher, Director of Estates & Facilities, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
I am an employment law specialist with particular experience in the healthcare, local government, education, social housing, financial institutions and retail markets. My area of specialism is managing discrimination disputes and I have handled many substantial race and disability claims for clients. My experience ranges from internal disciplinary and grievance levels right up to representing matters in the Court of Appeal.
I also regularly advise clients on HR projects such as TUPE transfers, restructurings and changes to terms and conditions.
My practice also extends to leading an in-house immigration law group that advises both the public and private sector on how to protect their top talent recruited from both inside and outside the European Union.
I regularly provide training to clients on employment, immigration and discrimination issues.
I acted on one of the UK's largest whistleblowing cases involving an aerospace company.
A partner in the Commercial Department, my principal areas of work are in governance and in particular in the application of that to commercial activities of NHS bodies. In addition I have taken on responsibility for leading our support to clients in competition law.
My extensive public law work has involved advising on constitutional and general commercial issues for NHS bodies, as well as on the development of services, policies and procedures. I have advised a number of NHS foundation trusts and CCGs on their governance arrangements, on the scope and limitations of their powers, and in drafting their constitutions. My work also covers contractual and regulatory issues for primary care trusts when dealing with primary care practitioners.
I also advise public bodies, particularly from the health and local government sectors, on a diverse range of issues relating to powers, decision making and governance arrangements. I specialise in relationships between health authorities and local government through both formal and informal agreements, and provide guidance to clients on issues surrounding governance and commissioning arrangements.
In competition law I have advised on state aid issues and the implications of the merger regime for NHs bodies, as well as issues arising out of compliance with the Competition act.
My practice is focussed primarily on public sector led, large scale, high value development schemes. I have particular expertise in advising on the interaction between real estate, procurement regulations, state aid, the need for best consideration and the planning regime.
My clients include local authorities, government bodies, universities, public/private partnerships and private healthcare providers.
I am a partner in the Property Department. I have considerable experience in all real estate transactions but have a particular focus on development, both in the residential and commercial sectors, landlord and tenant matters, (acting for both landlords and occupiers), and property finance work. I have advised banks and investors on a range of secured lending transactions and in particular the refinance of large commercial property portfolios. I have also worked for housing associations for over 25 years, mainly in relation to site acquisition and disposals.
My work also involves acting for the private healthcare sector, advising clinics, private ambulance organisations and companies who are selling services to the NHS.
For 15 years, I was a member of the Board of Headrow Housing (now part of the Your Housing Group).
Recent highlights include:
I am a partner in the Commercial and Infrastructure team. My work involves advising on major transactions for the public and private sector in the healthcare field. I manage outsourcing, shared services and commercialisation.
My experience and expertise extends to all aspects of the procurement process. Because I act for the both public bodies and bidders, I can understand the challenges and opportunities each side faces and the problems the body offering the contract needs to solve.
In my sixteen years working on commercial contracts and projects I have advised on transactions for: pharmacies, pathology departments, private patient units, renal services, radiotherapy, MRI & PET/CT, soft and hard FM and retail. I manage the entire cycle of a procurement process; from shaping the commercial aspects of the competition, through to running the process, drafting contracts, negotiating with bidders and completing the final agreements.
I am also experienced in PFIs, having closed a number of schemes for NHS clients. My practice also includes working on variations, renegotiation and refinancing for both the public and private sector.
I have contributed articles to the Health Service Journal and the Health Investor magazine.
I have provided training sessions to clients on commercial contracts, pharmacy outsourcing, and PFI.
I specialise in property law, particularly property-related disputes, helping public and private sector clients reach commercial and cost-effective solutions to property-related issues. I advise on all aspects of commercial landlord and tenant law, including dilapidations claims, business tenancy renewals, tenant default and service charge disputes. I also specialise in property-related contractual disputes and matters relating to restrictive covenants, easements (including rights to light and rights of way), public rights over land, and matters with an insolvency aspect. I am experienced in County Court and High Court litigation and alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation.
I lead our Construction and Engineering Contract Management and Dispute Resolution team. I am a specialist in advisory and dispute resolution work in the construction, engineering and FM markets with particular expertise in the operational management of PFI/PPP contracts and the resolution of disputes in long term partnering contracts. I act for a wide range of employers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants across a wide range of sectors and covering all aspects of construction and engineering law.
I have over 20 years of experience in advising clients on both the detail of their disputes and the process by which they might achieve a satisfactory resolution of those disputes including arbitration, litigation, mediation and adjudication. I have a particularly strong track record of dealing with complex and fast moving adjudication claims which have now become the preferred method of formal dispute resolution construction and engineering contracts.
'Knowledgeable and creative’ Bristol-based practice head Louise Robling is noted for her ‘essential advice’ to public sector clients and contractors on construction disputes, and also provides non-contentious advice on PPP/PFI procurement contracts.
I regularly speak to client groups on PFI and PPP contracts and dispute issues.
Carlton leads the firm's Healthcare Regulatory team and is an experienced regulatory and public lawyer specialising in service regulation of health and social care.
Within this context he works on contentious and non-contentious matters ranging from advice to regulators on the exercise of their powers, representation in judicial review challenges, regulatory enforcement work in terms of prosecutions and appeals to the First-tier Tribunal, and representation in public inquiry. Carlton's work on quality governance issues includes advising clients, in both the public and independent sector, upon quality governance processes and the handling of complex high profile investigations into patient safety and quality issues.
Carlton advises health and social care providers in both the public and independent sectors on various aspects of regulatory law. Such advice includes the impact of regulatory considerations on the re-structuring exercises and governance arrangements, the making of applications for registration, issues relating to on-going compliance, and responses to enforcement action taken by the regulator. His experience includes numerous cases in the First-tier Tribunal, regulatory prosecutions and urgent applications to magistrates as well as judicial review challenges to the exercise of regulators’ powers.
He has advised regulators in the health and social care sector since local regulation in the 1990s. He has subsequently acted extensively for the National Care Standards Commission and its successors up to and including the Care Quality Commission ("CQC"). Carlton was the recognised legal representative for the CQC in the Mid Staffordshire Inquiry.
Carlton also advises on the conduct of complex investigations and participation in inquires.
Examples of support provided include:
Specialist Healthcare Regulatory Due Diligence
Carlton provides due diligence advice on various regulatory regimes arising in the context of mergers and acquisitions, re-financing and joint ventures and partnerships in the health and social care sectors. Significant transactions include:
Investigations and Inquiries
Carlton's work includes advising clients, in both the public and independent sector, upon the handling of complex high profile investigations and participation in public inquires. Experience includes:
He writes regularly in trade publications such as Health Investor, Care Management Matters and Caring Times and also lectures on many aspects of the law relating to the regulation of care settings.
I am a property lawyer specialising in social housing, with 15 years' experience of advising a wide range of Registered Providers, local authorities and other developers on all aspects of land acquisition and disposal, development and regeneration.
I am the Head of Bevan Brittan’s Employment, Immigration and Pensions Team, with nearly 20 years' experience as a specialist employment lawyer. I act primarily for healthcare employers on the various employment issues they face, including the NHS as well as independent and third sector health and social care organisations who operate in this market. I also have considerable experience advising employer organisations in a range of other industry sectors including financial services, hospitality and manufacturing.
My practice covers both contentious and non-contentious work including workforce reorganisation and organisational change including, contractual advice and disputes, employer relations matters such as grievance and disciplinary processes and drafting policies and procedures, high value or complex discrimination claims, joint venture arrangements, TUPE and collective and individual consultation exercises. I have a particular interest in high-value or complex discrimination claims, the Raising Concerns and whistleblowing agenda and doctors’ capability and disciplinary cases, including those that lead to High Court proceedings.
I am a regular sounding board to management and executive teams, including Boards, on strategic workforce issues and have provided legal support on driving efficiencies, workforce productivity as well as initiatives to implement the principles and recommendations of the Francis Report, for example the Fit and Proper Person Test.
I chair a Workforce Forum on strategic workforce issues for Workforce Directors within the healthcare sector and I actively support and attend the AIHO/NHS Partners HRD Network. I speak extensively both in-house and externally on a broad range of employment and workforce matters and regularly provide bespoke training workshops to clients on a broad range of employment issues and legislative developments.
By working proactively with clients on a knowledge and skills transfer providing risk based advice, I help them manage their workforce legal spend.
I regularly contribute to our Employment Eye publications as well as the HPMA monthly newsletter and have been published in the Health Investor Magazine and Health Service Journal.
I represented St George's Healthcare NHS Trust in the seminal SOSR case of Perkin v St George's Healthcare NHS Trust  IRLR 93.
I lead Bevan Brittan's local authority team in London.
I specialise in large scale regeneration and development schemes. I also advise a wide variety of national and regional public and private sector organisations involved in this area, including Greater London Authority, the Homes and Communities Agency and the City of London, as well as a range of significant London Boroughs and other local authorities across the UK.
I have a particular interest in specialist joint venture structures involving public/public and public/private partnerships, ranging from projects involving establishment of corporate special purpose vehicles, through bespoke investment models such as the Croydon Council Urban Regeneration Vehicle, to a series of purely contractual joint venture collaborations and other arrangements.
Some examples of large scale regeneration/development projects I have been involved with include:
In addition I also act for several registered charities, including in particular the Orders of St John Care Trust, in relation to a variety of care home developments across the Country.
I am recognised as a leading housing lawyer specialising in corporate, finance and major projects. My clients are housing associations, local authorities, private companies working in the sector and funders.
I have a wide range of expertise encompassing:
I am the author of the NHF's book: "Understanding Loan Documentation" for board members and officers and have contributed to the NHF's Housing Finance Manual.
I have led workshops and spoken at the NHF Finance and Chartered Institute of Housing conferences on matters such as money laundering and new models of housing finance.
Richard has been a property lawyer for 16 years dealing with all aspects of property work. Over the past 10 years, he has worked for clients in the Housing Sector acting mostly for housing associations on a range of property matters. This experience includes work related to the acquisition of land for development (whether standard acquisition, options or conditional contracts) and also through the section 106 process using a variety of structures including traditional "turn-key", stage payments and golden brick schemes.
In addition, he deals with property-related aspects of a variety of finance and security work including traditional lending, bonds and private placements, assisting, in particular, with technical property issues and co-ordination of the work to ensure critical deadlines are met along with a wealth of experience of commercial lease and Landlord and Tenant issues.
I am head of our Insurance team and a partner in the firm.
I joined Bevan Brittan LLP in 1999 and have over 25 years’ experience of advising insurers, private sector companies and public sector organisations on insurance and risk transfer issues.
I handle a wide range of liability claims for both insurers and for self-insured organisations. These range from major property damage claims through to high-value personal injury cases. I also advise on disputes between insurers and their insureds relating to insurance policy wording and coverage. In addition, I advise a range of health, PHI and life insurers on issues arising on claims and policy interpretation and coverage.
My work also involves acting for local authorities in respect of highway claims.
I have extensive experience of dealing with the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) on behalf of insurer clients in the context of policy disputes that have been referred to the FOS.
I regularly conduct client training on insurance law matters to both insurers and insured parties.
I am a Partner in the healthcare team dealing with a range of general healthcare matters, both contentious and non-contentious. I advise on capacity, best interests and deprivation of liberty cases, serious medical treatment cases, applications to the Court of Protection and the Inherent Jurisdiction of the High Court, legal frameworks for packages of care for service users whose behaviour challenges and children transitioning into adult services. I have a particular interest in mental health law and my specialist practice area is the interface between the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act.
I am recognised by clients as being a "go-to expert for all matters relating to the Court of Protection" and for my "team-approach" to supporting supports health and social care professionals throughout the entire journey of these matters.
I represented an NHS Trust in the first ever CQC prosecution under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 in October 2017, and regularly advise organisations on serious/catastrophic incidents (often attracting national media interest) and the parallel processes arising out of these, including; HSE investigations and prosecutions, police investigations and CPS prosecutions for corporate and gross negligence manslaughter, complex inquests, NHS England/CCG reviews, CQC inspections and the interface between enforcement agencies.
From a client’s perspective, she feels like an incredibly safe pair of hands, always accessible and ready to talk through an issue and working for the Trust with as much passion and commitment as if she were one of its employees.
A significant proportion of my work revolves around advising on appropriate legal frameworks for complex, vulnerable service users who require restrictive and intensive packages of care and support across a variety of care-settings; ranging from high-secure/specialist hospitals, general psychiatric low-secure/open units, rehabilitation centres, residential/nursing homes, traditional supported living placements, core and cluster models, "hospital-at-home", family home packages and own tenancy arrangements. They often involve regularising invasive and often ethically contentious interventions such as high-levels of physical restraint, seclusion, use of CCTV, removed-clothing personal searches, intercepting correspondence and monitoring/regulating telephone/face-to-face contact.
Frequently, there are disputes concerning the appropriate treatment, management technique and placement which I have to facilitate the mediation of between health and social care professionals, family members and others involved in the service user's care. I have been involved in some of the most significant matters before the Court of Protection over the past 5 years, with cases that have directly impacted the application of the law and how care and support has to be delivered in practice.
Hannah’s ability to coordinate the different strands in a case is outstanding. Her preparation is meticulous. She has an excellent reputation amongst the solicitors working for the Official Solicitor. They readily acknowledge her attention to detail, high quality of judgement, and the fact that “she knows what she’s doing”.
I have experience in representing clients seeking declarations regarding and authorisations for the delivery of Serious Medical Treatment to a service user who lacks capacity or is unable to make a lawful decision about the proposal. These can be longstanding for non-urgent interventions (such as long-term contraception/non-therapeutic sterilisation or treatment of chronic conditions) or emergency applications for life-saving interventions. I support health and social care professionals throughout the entire journey of these matters; at the outset with initial planning or safeguarding multi-agency and multi-professional meetings, scoping the whole of the intervention from how the service user will get to hospital (using forced entry where necessary) to how they will get home upon discharge, throughout the gathering and compilation of the evidence required to support the application and attendance and giving evidence during the Court hearings.
Hannah's style is intuitive – she knows when I would understand something and when something may need qualifying – she uses helpful examples to aid understanding… Without exception Hannah's my ‘go to’ expert for all matters of dispute or court.
I am a Partner in the Property department working within the local authority team.
I have over 15 years' experience advising both public and private sector clients on a wide range of property matters including acquisitions, disposals, commercial leases and development. I have advised public authorities, private consortia and funders participating in substantial public procurement projects in the health, waste, leisure and education sectors.
I now specialise in advising local authorities and registered providers on substantial housing and regeneration schemes, many of which are located in London and the South East of England, often involving joint venture arrangements between public and private sector parties.
I recently advised a London Borough on the procurement of a development partner for the redevelopment of a new School and the provision of over 250 dwellings at a combined value of over £100M.
I am a Partner in Bevan Brittan's Commercial & Infrastructure Department specialising in advising clients across the public, private and third sectors on projects related to housing, infrastructure and delivery of public services. My work includes advisory and transactional work and covers a broad range of commercial, corporate and public law matters. I also lead the firm’s state aid team that supports public and private sector clients on the full range of advisory, transactional and contentious matters
I work across a number of markets - including social care, health and justice - with a particular focus on housing and regeneration work.
On the transactional side I have a particular focus on public/private and public/public partnerships, whether it be supporting bidders and public bodies on competed opportunities or the structuring and implementation of direct deals. Advisory work includes supporting local authorities on appropriate structuring of housing activity/funding and registered providers on corporate and governance matters.
I am a Partner and head up a Housing team within the Property practice at Bevan Brittan. The team's practice is focused on property development, finance and due diligence work for mergers and general governance work, acting for registered providers, care providers, lenders and others operating within the housing and care sectors. My team and I have been involved in many major property developments, estate regeneration projects and asset property management work, as well as transfers of housing estates between registered providers and merger transactions. Our work on the property finance side includes acting for lenders in reviewing properties being placed into charge by over 100 borrowers as well as acting for a number of borrowers directly.
I undertake a full range of property, property finance, development, constitutional and charity work for many social housing providers. I have most recently been involved in:
I am a Senior Associate specialising in non-contentious commercial property work. This includes all landlord and tenant transactional work, freehold acquisitions and disposals and property portfolio management. I have extensive experience in working with commercial, retail and public sector clients and have worked on many large scale property projects for major companies.
I am a senior associate in the Litigation, Advisory and Regulatory department, specialising in public law disputes and commercial dispute resolution for both private and public sector bodies. I act for a broad range of clients in different sectors including local government, health, education and legal services regulation, advising on dispute avoidance and the resolution of disputes through negotiation, mediation and, where necessary, litigation.
I have acted on numerous complex judicial review challenges relating to decisions on funding, large-scale outsourcing projects, the restructuring of public bodies and the reduction or consolidation of public services. I also advise public sector bodies on their statutory powers and duties particularly in respect of consultation and obligations arising under the Equality Act 2010, with a view to mitigating the risk of challenges or disputes where difficult decisions have to be made. In addition, I specialise in procurement law, regularly advising clients (including NHS commissioners) on their obligations, rights and options arising under the procurement regime and representing both those bringing and defending procurement challenges.
In terms of commercial disputes, my work mainly involves advising public sector bodies on contract disputes, particularly those arising in local government and the health sector (often under the NHS standard form contracts).
I have written several articles including:
I am an associate in the Clinical Risk Department specialising in clinical negligence.
I defend NHS Resolution in a range of high value and complex clinical negligence claims including cerebral palsy, cauda equina, amputation, oncology and orthopaedic claims. I have defended a complex multi-party claim which not only included a clinical negligence claim but also product liability allegations. I have been seconded to NHS Resolution which gave me an invaluable perspective of the pressures facing the Authority and enabled me to better understand their needs as a client. I also provide a range of NHS Trusts with healthcare advice.
I trained at Welsh Health Legal Services before moving to Bevan Brittan where I also specialised in defending clinical negligence claims against the NHS in Wales but in addition I also defended Welsh Trusts against personal injury and employment claims, provided healthcare advice and attended inquests.
I have worked in the field of clinical negligence since qualifying as a solicitor in 1997. I have acted both for patients and doctors in that time, in leading firms in the fields.
Since the beginning of 2016, I have been a Senior Associate at Bevan Brittan, working closely with NHS Resolution and NHS Trusts.
I’m a property dispute resolution lawyer, advising landowners, landlords and tenants in the private and public sectors. I act for commercial developers, retail landlords, NHS bodies and registered providers of social housing. I also have experience in acting for telecoms operators. At any one time I might be advising clients on issues as diverse as business lease renewals, easement and boundary disputes, adverse possession, squatters, drainage/sewage, break notices and dilapidations.
My work regularly involves providing initial risk management advice, in an effort to help clients resolve potential disputes at an early stage, as well as steering clients toward alternative dispute resolution where appropriate. I also handle County Court litigation.
I am an associate specialising in defendant clinical negligence work. I have worked in this area since 1996 and have experience of a wide variety of cases, ranging in complexity and value. Most of my work involves catastrophic injury cases such as neurological and birth injury claims. I have a particular specialism in cerebral palsy and Erb's palsy cases, and also cases involving the interface between private/NHS healthcare provision.
My reported cases taken to trial include Page -v- Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust 2004 (considering the recoverability of investment management charges) and Younger -v- Dorset & Somerset SHA 2006 (considering the limitation period for economic loss and whether to extend the class of Claimants who can recover damages for psychiatric harm).
I have represented Trust clients at inquests and advised on claims handling procedures. I organise the Department's internal education programme of lunchtime seminars, many of which are attended by NHS Resolution and Trust clients.
I am a commercial lawyer with specific experience in advising public, third sector and private clients on IP and ICT contracts and outsourcing. I have previously worked in-house within local authorities and undertaken secondments with higher education and financial institutions. I have a keen understanding of the internal governance issues and drivers which surround projects and the importance of commercially focused advice to meet client objectives.
My experience includes advising on a variety of commercial and ICT agreements including outsourcing, software licensing, development, support and maintenance contracts, terms and conditions for the supply and purchase of goods and services, framework agreements, NDAs, website terms and privacy policies.
I am a Senior Associate in the Property team based in Birmingham, having approximately twenty years' experience of commercial property transactions. As well as acting in all aspects of property work, I have particular experience in acting for GP practices in respect of new health centre developments, both where the GPs are looking to develop themselves and also where they are taking a lease within a third party development. I have advised on such developments for over fifteen years for over 50 developments in total.
I have also acted for institutional lenders in relation to the funding of GP-led health centre developments.
I am a Property lawyer specialising in Property Development for Housing. My practice involves dealing with all aspects of land acquisition and disposal. I also have extensive experience of affordable housing. I have acted for registered providers, national housebuilders, private developers and local authorities.
I lead the firm's Information Law team, advising public and private sector clients on a wide range of data issues. In particular, I regularly assist clients by:
I am a senior associate in Bevan Brittan’s Employment department. I act for a broad range of private and public sector clients and have extensive knowledge in a number of fields, including; transport, retail, legal services, housing and education.
I have significant experience in employment litigation and conduct my own advocacy in Employment Tribunals. I regularly advise employers on executive terminations and strategic project work, including; TUPE transfers, changing terms and conditions and collective redundancy exercises. I also prepare and deliver bespoke employment law training nationally through seminars and workshops.
I advise housing associations, local authorities, charities and private companies working in the housing sector on all areas of corporate and governance work.
I have written several articles including:
I am an associate in the Employment and Pensions department.
I advise both public and private sector employers in all areas of contentious and non-contentious employment and HR matters.
I have particular expertise in advising health clients and, since qualifying as a solicitor in 2004, I have worked with a number of NHS organisations both in England and in Wales. This work has included complex discrimination claims; disciplinary proceedings against hospital consultants; whistleblowing claims; and claims for unfair dismissal. I have experience of representing clients in Employment Tribunals and I have acted for clients where cases have been appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
I provide advice and training to HR officers on a range of employment issues including TUPE; disciplinary and grievance processes; managing lengthy sickness absences and consideration of reasonable adjustments for disabled employees; drafting of contracts and procedures; and general updates.
I have worked for many years advising owner managed businesses, social enterprises and multi-nationals on corporate affairs and governance. I have developed a special interest and expertise in social investment, group restructuring and reorganisations (including buybacks, insolvent turnarounds, s.110 demergers), share capital structures, debt and equity investment, corporate governance, directors' duties and business sales.
“Richard Hiscoke has gone above and beyond in both patience and helpfulness. He has been great at linking us with other likeminded organisations.”
- Ed Rowberry, Chief Executive, Bristol & Bath Regional Capital CIC
I am a Senior Associate in the Clinical Risk team who works in the public, private and not for profit health, social care and housing sectors.
I have a particular interest in vulnerable adults and safeguarding. I specialise in advising clients on issues concerning capacity, best interests and deprivation of liberty cases. I regularly represent health commissioners and healthcare providers in proceedings in the Court of Protection, including serious medical treatment cases as well as advising clients on complex packages of care. I also assist where there are challenges to the provision of care by way of judicial review and where advice is required on regulatory matters, including health and safety.
The clear links between housing and mental health enable me to advise housing providers on a range of issues including safeguarding, information governance and dealing with serious incidents as well as providing support, training and representation at inquests.
My interest in safeguarding work includes a special interest in fire safety and fire prevention work in respect of vulnerable adults. I am instructed by Fire Authorities in respect of inquests and safeguarding matters, as well as providing advice to care providers and the housing sector regarding their duties and obligations.
I advise the public and private sector in relation to commercial and contractual matters with a special interest in health and local government.
I have extensive experience in advising on high value outsourcing and partnering arrangements. I advise on structures available for joint working for the delivery of public services including multi agency collaborative arrangements. Throughout various procurement procedures, I draft and negotiate documentation to implement outsourcing, partnering and managed service arrangements.
I specialise in advising on partnering arrangements between the NHS and local government including supporting an NHS client on one of the largest projects to integrate health and social care in the country. I also provide advice and support on public law and governance arrangements in the NHS and local government.
I have extensive experience providing expert regulatory and governance advice, training and support to local government, as well as to other public bodies including NHS CCGs, National Park Authorities and Registered Social Landlords.
My practice includes advising on conduct and ethical standards; vires and constitutional issues; complaints and investigations; information law (DPA/GDPR, FOIA and EIR); RIPA; governance and the democratic process.
Prior to joining Bevan Brittan I worked for a local authority for almost 13 years, the latter 6 of which I was the Deputy Monitoring Officer and Senior Information Risk Owner. During this time I frequently delivered advice requiring a high degree of political awareness and sensitivity, and advised upon and resolved many technical and contentious issues.
My in-house experience means that I am able to give practical advice reflecting both political context and the day to day issues experienced in the public sector.
I have 16 years' experience of advising insurers, local authorities, corporate clients and high net worth individuals on the defence of pre-litigated and litigated personal injuries claims.
I specialise in defending high-value personal injuries claims involving complex causation and quantum issues. I handle claims involving severe orthopaedic and psychological injuries and chronic pain (including chronic pain syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, chronic widespread pain and psychiatric pain disorders). In addition, I advise on policy wording and coverage, liability and the admissibility of evidence.
I have extensive experience of acting on behalf of local authorities in relation to the defence of highway tripping, employers' liability (including Work Related Upper Limb Disorders), occupiers' liability and housing disrepair claims. I also handle contractual claims arising from disputes between a local authority and an outsource supplier.
I am a Commercial Projects lawyer, specialising in complex public private partnerships, energy and outsourcing transactions.
I advise on a wide range of commercial contracting arrangements including ICT outsourcing, back office services outsourcing, energy projects (including energy performance contracting) and facilities management. My experience covers a wide range of public private partnership/Private Finance Initiative sectors including education, health, leisure, badged services and waste. I have particular experience in structuring and advising on complex contractual arrangements.
I advise on all stages of projects from inception and scoping, negotiation, close and post close. I have significant experience in advising on post close operational matters and have implemented many contract variations (including both high value complex and simple variations).
My client base is broad and includes private sector companies, bidding consortia, joint ventures, special purpose vehicles, project sponsors, funders, local authorities, NHS Trusts and third sector organisations.
I am a property solicitor, working in Wendy Wilks' team. I primarily work on development transactions for Registered Providers, dealing with the acquisition of land and agreement of development agreements, together with advising on the associated planning and section 106 agreements.
I have extensive experience dealing with property charging, acting both for Registered Providers in preparing property for charge and drafting certificates of title, and acting for lenders to the sector. This work helps to inform the development work that I do, as it is important to ensure that any new developments bought by any Registered Provider can, ultimately, be charged to realise funds to acquire more developments.
I work with Wendy in dealing with stock transfers between Registered Providers and providing due diligence assistance in mergers and acquisitions. I also provide corporate support, reviewing property documentation held by a target company.
I am a Banking lawyer based in our London office specialising in providing funding and finance advice to local authorities, housing associations, private sector lenders, contractors, banks and other public and private sector bodies. My experience includes advising on a variety of finance matters, such as debt and equity finance arrangements (including secured lending), project finance, housing and development finance, joint ventures, loan refinancing and restructuring.
I have experience as a major infrastructure projects lawyer which enables me to provide cohesive funding advice across a variety of project types and sectors (including housing, education, health and energy) and to manage complex projects to completion on budget and on time.
Examples of my experience include:
Advising a bank and hedging provider on the voluntary termination of a PFI project.
I am an experienced construction lawyer who advises clients on a range of construction matters, including project procurement, forms of project documentation, and dispute resolution.
I act for a wide range of employers, contractors, sub-contractors and consultants in a range of sectors, including housing/residential, commercial and infrastructure and am familiar with the major standard forms of contract, in particular, the JCT and NEC. I have represented clients in adjudications, High Court proceedings and Arbitration, as well as advising on alternative methods of dispute resolution such as mediation.
I am a Senior Associate in the Litigation, Advisory and Regulatory department. I trained with Bevan Brittan and qualified into the department in 2010.
My work focusses on the resolution of disputes in both the private and public sectors, particularly around the procurement, commissioning and delivery of public services, and challenges to public authorities' decision making processes. While these disputes can cover a broad range of subject matters and legal principles, my key area of expertise is public procurement and challenges brought under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. In that field, I advise clients on all aspects of bringing or defending a procurement challenge, including dealing with pre-action disclosure, applications to lift the automatic suspension, pursuing alternative dispute resolution and the management of litigation to trial. I am recognised as an "Associate to watch" in the field of public procurement by Chambers UK and am a member of the Procurement Lawyers' Association.
I have also acted on several complex judicial reviews involving challenges to the reconfiguration of public services, consultation processes and care funding decisions.
Career highlights include:
I am a Housing Management Associate and a member of the firm's housing and property dispute resolution team. I specialise in the all aspects of Housing Management including anti-social behaviour, tenancy breach, subletting, hording and debt recovery. I am an experienced advocate and provide representation for clients in County Court proceedings very frequently. I have a Legal Aid background and acted for tenants for many years before joining Bevan Brittan. This experience has given me great insist and in-depth knowledge which I now utilise to support social landlords.
The majority of my work is for Local Authorities and Housing Associations in managing their housing stock. I also regularly act for the NHS, supported accommodation providers and private organisations.
Seminars and training - I regularly deliver bespoke training to clients on Housing Management issues. I also often provide training and seminars in association with Resolve ASB.
I am a Senior Associate in the Litigation, Advisory and Regulatory department.
I specialise in reputation management claims (including defamation, harassment and privacy claims) and intellectual property disputes (including trade mark, copyright and design right infringement claims, breach of confidence claims and domain name disputes). I also have substantial experience in a wide range of commercial and contractual disputes including claims involving parties based outside the jurisdiction and multi-party disputes. I have acted for clients in applications for urgent injunctive relief including search orders.
I advise a variety of national and international organisations in a range of markets and I work with clients in the public, private and third sectors. My aim is always to resolve disputes in a way that ensures the solution reached is pragmatic, commercial and cost-effective, and the client's goals are achieved.
I have successfully concluded claims through negotiated settlement, mediation, summary judgment and at trial.
I am a senior associate in our Employment team. My role sees me advise a broad range of public and private sector clients including local authorities, housing associations, NHS trusts, regulators, charities, colleges of further education, schools and corporate entities. I deal with all aspects of the employment relationship including contracts and service agreements; policies and procedures; recruitment; reorganisations and redundancies; disciplinary, performance and grievance matters; discrimination and handling employment tribunal cases. I undertake investigations on behalf of clients into workplace disputes.
In particular, I regularly advise on employee transfer issues, including TUPE, secondment and shared employment arrangements, as well as drafting and negotiating employment documentation. I am also involved in dispute resolution, dealing with the commercial terms on which the employment of senior employees is brought to an end.
In addition, I frequently provide employment law training through seminars and workshops.
I am a Senior Associate in the Clinical Risk Department and specialise in defendant clinical negligence work. I work predominantly for NHS clients, on a range of high value and complex clinical negligence claims including high value birth injuries, adult brain injuries, spinal injuries, Fatal Accidents Act claims, amputation, cauda equina, MRSA, oncology, orthopaedic, Erb’s palsy and wrongful birth claims. An important aspect of my work is ensuring that clinicians are supported during the claims process and ensuring that claims are dealt with proportionately and quickly. I also work within the private healthcare market on behalf of doctors and clinics. I worked in the Legal department at what was then Birmingham Heartlands Hospital so I understand first hand the pressures faced by Trust legal teams.
"Nicola in particular over the three days put a lot of hours in and cleared a lot of work. [She is] a credit to your organisation."
Scott Henning, NHS Resolution
I am a commercial contracts lawyer specialising in advising NHS organisations and Local Authorities on complex procurements, including outsourcing contracts and infrastructure projects such as PFI and PPPs.
I am currently acting for a number of NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts and Local Authorities in respect of the procurement of outsourced services, including pathology services, outpatient pharmacy services and education services. I have also advised bidders seeking to contract with commissioners for a range of clinical and non-clinical services. My healthcare contracts experience also includes advising on equitable access, and the acquisition of a hospital by a Foundation Trust following dissolution of an NHS Trust.
I have advised on a number of large acute hospital PFI schemes procured through competitive dialogue, including those in Liverpool, Bristol and Tunbridge Wells. I have advised clients in relation to a variety of operational PFI issues including variations, refinancing and changes in control.
I am advising on a number of LIFT schemes, and I advised Community Health Partnerships in relation to the updating of the LIFT documentation in 2015.
I am a senior associate in the clinical risk team. I specialise in representing defendants in high value and complex medical cases, particularly involving claimants who have sustained extensive brain damage following obstetric or neurosurgical treatment. Cases I have represented the Defendant on include Verlade v Guy's & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust  a high value brain injury claim relating to pediatric intensive care which was successfully defended and AS v Guy's & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust  a significant Bolam judgement concerning pioneering techniques used in pediatric cardiac surgery in 1998 in which liability was repudiated on the grounds that there was no established body of opinion on brain cooling at the time. I acted on behalf of the intervener in the recent important Privy Council case of Williams v Bermuda Hospitals Board  which considered the doctrine of 'material contribution' in causation.
Prior to joining Bevan Brittan LLP I qualified as a barrister. I am an expert in using mediation and alternative dispute resolution as a means to achieve settlement where appropriate. As the instructing solicitor in one of the leading quantum cases Whiten v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust  EWHC (QB) I have a detailed understanding of the difficult issues involved in quantifying large awards and structuring settlements. I have been involved in developing innovative forms of indemnity and periodic payment arrangements to ensure the needs of severely brain injured children and adults are met imaginatively and with contributions from other appropriate providers.
I lecture on risk management and legal issues arising out of claims. I have also represented Trusts at inquests and worked with NHS staff involved in the sensitive area of public child protection litigation, giving advice on evidence and information sharing.
For over 10 years I have been recognized as a leader in the field of Clinical Negligence by Chambers & Partners and am currently ranked as a Star Associate in this specialty, UK wide.
I am an associate specialising in defendant clinical negligence work and I am based in our London office. I have worked in this area since 1999 and work closely with NHS Resolution and NHS Trusts.
I have experience of cases with a wide range of complexity and value. I have a particular interest in obstetric and wrongful birth claims but I also have significant experience in claims involving catastrophic brain and spinal injuries as well as vascular injuries leading to amputations.
An important aspect of my work is ensuring that hospital staff are supported during the claims process. I have undertaken secondments both in a Trust legal department and at NHS Resolution and I have been involved in an analysis of claims and complaints handling.
I have provided training to hospital staff on the litigation process and also how to avoid claims arising for example by good record keeping. I am a regular contributor to Claims online publication. I have a general interest in patient safety issues and also medical ethics and have a postgraduate qualification in this field.
'Catherine Radford is a rising star of clinical negligence law'
From Chambers 2011
I am a Senior Associate and work across both our Property department and our Litigation, Advisory and Regulatory department. I specialise in property and commercial disputes (to include crisis and reputational management issues).
My experience includes advising clients on a wider range of commercial and property disputes, including contractual disputes, landlord and tenant disputes (dilapidations, service charge, contested business tenancy renewals), land and occupations disputes, and issues arising from defamation, social media and crisis and reputational management issues.
I advise and resolve disputes from diverse sectors, including housing associations, public sector organisations, charities and private sector companies. I am experienced in County Court and High Court litigation and alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation.
I am an experienced healthcare lawyer offering specialist advice in relation to complex inquests, police investigations and enforcement action by regulators for public and private sector organisations.
I am regularly instructed on large complex inquests with parallel investigations. I provide strategic advice at Board level as well as support to the employees involved, including representation through voluntary police interviews and those under PACE.
I frequently provide advice on all aspects of potential enforcement action by regulators, including prosecutions by CQC and the HSE, as well as defending clients following any subsequent enforcement action.
One client said:-
'I have worked closely with Debbie for a number of years in connection with three Coroner’s inquests and possible enforcement action from the Health & Safety Executive. Each case has had a high profile and reported to the Board of Directors, consequently the legal competency required has been very high. Debbie’s work has always been exemplary, completely trustworthy and timely but with a human touch so that colleagues have felt able to provide an honest account to ensure the best possible advocacy in each situation.
I would have no hesitancy in recommending Debbie.'
I have a wealth of experience in dealing with complex health and social care issues, advising clients in relation to the Mental Capacity Act, deprivation of liberty safeguards framework, commissioning and provider responsibilities, safeguarding referrals and human rights issues. I am experienced in bringing s16 and s21A applications in the Court of Protection as well as applications to restrict vexatious communications and to resolve contact issues. I also provide mental health law advice as well as representation at Mental Health Review Tribunals.
I am well recognised for my advocacy skills, my ability to adapt to my environment, and to respond to the needs of my clients and the Court. An Assistant Director of Governance & Compliance, said:
'I have worked in partnership with Debbie for a number of years and have personally always found her to be responsive, attentive to detail and helpful in terms of providing advice to the Trust regarding complex matters of mental health law. Additionally, I am in receipt of feedback from colleagues who have attended inquests to provide verbal evidence, who unanimously identify that the support provided by Debbie to them personally, and the advocacy on behalf of the Trust was exemplary.''
I also have a keen interest in sharing learning to prevent future incidents and frequently deliver training. My article in the Clinical Services Journal examined the Coroner's role in patient safety with a particular focus on hospital related deaths. I have presented at the Health Estates & Facilities Management Association (HefmA) South West regarding water management and subsequently regarding 'Attaining Compliance'. I was also a key speaker at the South West & Wales Water Safety in Healthcare Forum.
I am a Senior Associate in the Property Department and work with both private and public sector organisations.
I advise on a broad range of commercial property transactions, including the acquisition and disposal of properties and portfolios, development, asset management, and acting for corporate occupiers. I also deal with corporate support and property financing work.
As a senior associate in the Property team, I act on a wide range of property-related projects. These include the acquisition and disposal of land for residential and commercial development, regeneration of brownfield city centre sites, and the greenfield development of urban expansion areas.
I advise clients on site assembly, the use of options and site promotion. Much of my work involves collaboration between land owners, developers and public sector authorities involving profit share or joint venture arrangements. I also specialise in multi-site developments that need a strategic framework approach.
I qualified in 2009 and am a solicitor in Bevan Brittan’s Commercial and Infrastructure Department.
I act for a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors including SMEs, PLCs, housing associations, local government, NHS trusts, and educational bodies.
I advise on a range of commercial agreements and in respect of joint ventures, and on the sale and purchase of shares and assets in a variety of sectors including energy and housing.This involves advising on appropriate funding options including lending and the methods for securing such lending.
I work regularly as part of larger cross-disciplinary teams for infrastructure and regeneration projects and I have experience of both domestic and cross-border transactions.
I act for developers, funders, landlords, tenants, retail operators, renewable energy operators and public sector clients on the full range of property disciplines. I advise clients on regeneration projects, residential and commercial development, disposals and asset management. Much of my work involves delivering development schemes and generating income and profit sharing for land owners, public sector bodies and private developers through joint ventures, collaboration agreements, land promotion agreements and other contractual arrangements.
Notable transactional experience includes:
I am a Senior Associate in the Clinical Risk team. I have a background in acting for medical professionals and organisations across a wide range of areas including: clinical negligence claims; regulatory and disciplinary proceedings; and inquests. In addition, I routinely advise on various medico-legal issues such as data protection, confidentiality and consent. I am able to utilise my experience and knowledge of medical law in order to analyse and distil down complex problems, providing practical advice and support to my clients.
Prior to joining Bevan Brittan, I worked as a senior in-house lawyer for one of the main medical defence organisations in the UK.
I specialise in public and administrative law including Judicial Review challenges, as well as regulatory law. A key part of my experience also includes acting for public bodies in a civil litigation context. Highlights include:
I provide training around Judicial Review and principles of good decision making. I am a member of the British and Irish Ombudsman Association.
I spent seven months on secondment to the in-house legal team at the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in 2016/17, and six months on secondment to the in-house legal team at the University of Oxford in 2017/18.
I am an experienced associate in the property team based in Leeds and have extensive knowledge and expertise of a wide range of property transactions having specialised in this field for almost 20 years. I advise commercial clients, landlords and tenants, property investors and developers, land owners and institutional lenders as well as professional services firms, charities, local councils, pension schemes, LPA Receivers and other property professionals.
I practise across all aspects of pension law, across the public, third and private sectors. I have experience on advising on public sector pension schemes, including the Local Government Pension Scheme, the National Health Service Pension Scheme and the Teachers' Pension Scheme, and national industry-wide arrangements such as the Social Housing Pension Scheme and the Independent Schools Pension Scheme.
I have experience of a wide range of private sector pension arrangements, including advising in relation to defined-benefit (final salary type) pension schemes on an ongoing basis, and also in relation to their closure and winding up. I have extensively advised foreign owners of UK organisation which sponsor pension arrangements on their duties and obligations.
I advise employers, trustee bodies and individuals, including parties to transactions with a pension element. I have experience in outsourcing from the public to the private sector, advising public bodies, private and third-sector employers, including in respect of secondary transactions and insourcing. I advise in relation to trust-based, unfunded and contractually-based pension arrangements.
I have extensive experience of advising in relation to automatic enrolment pension obligations, both in relation to existing schemes and when appropriate arrangements must be set up.
I advise on all aspects of their legal obligations, in relation to disputes between members and trustees and employers, from informal discussions to the level of complaints to the Pensions Ombudsman.
I am an Associate in the Commercial and Infrastructure department, I specialise in construction and engineering dispute resolution.
I have successfully acted on behalf of public and private sector clients in a wide range of disputes, and I have experience of achieving resolution through litigation, adjudication and mediation. I regularly advise government departments, local authorities, educational institutions, developers, professional consultants, commercial contractors and insurers on their legal position and how best to achieve their objectives.
I also have experience of advising on non-contentious construction issues, including advice on development agreements, agreements for leases, construction contracts, consultant appointments and collateral warranties and dealing with insolvent contractors.
I am an experienced employment lawyer advising clients on all aspects of employment law. My role entails drafting contracts, policies and procedures while providing day to day strategic and commercial advice to predominantly business clients within the private and public sector on employee issues. This ranges from advising on disciplinary, grievances, redundancies, enforceability of restrictive covenants, TUPE transfers and alleged discrimination and/or unfair dismissal claims for well-known clients in the healthcare, higher education, charitable, retail, manufacturing and commercial sectors.
Having worked in house and with a range of clients of all sizes, I have developed an inherent understanding of clients' organisational needs by taking the time to understand them and how they operate so that support and advice is tailored to providing commercial solutions to employment law issues.
I have a particular interest in business immigration and information law and advise on the varied commercial and employment implications in these areas.
I regularly carry out internal investigations to resolve disputes during the investigation stage of disciplinary matters and have extensive experience conducting my own advocacy in employment tribunals to successfully defend employee claims.
I advise upon a full range of non-contentious employment matters, ranging from workforce immigration issues to advice in relation to proposed TUPE transfers and pensions matters. In addition I also advise on contentious employment issues such as defending Tribunal claims including those arising from TUPE transfers and Pension Ombudsman claims. I am a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and a member of the Association of Pension Lawyers.
Before retraining as a Solicitor I gained extensive commercial and operational experience working for one of the UK’s leading support services and construction companies as a chartered construction professional on projects for Private and Public sector clients.
Working within Bevan Brittan's Commercial Property Team I act for Commercial Landlords and Tenants in relation to property acquisitions, disposals, licences, tenancies at will, new Leases, and Lease renewal transactions. I act for UK companies in respect of portfolio sales of residential and commercial properties. I deal with complex property issues arising in relation to my clients' registered and unregistered titles, and act for insurers in relation to title queries arising from property insurance claims. I provide technical support/training for colleagues and their clients in relation to property matters.
I also act for major corporate property portfolio owners in respect of ongoing estate rationalisation programmes, and programmes to regularise undocumented leasehold occupancies. As part of the ongoing regularisation programmes I have worked with my clients to develop standardised lease documents for the various categories of occupancies at their sites. I deal with property projects on behalf of corporate and local authority clients in respect of title/deeds review, due diligence and bulk property disposal/acquisition transactions.
I am an associate in our clinical risk team. I have considerable experience in all aspects of medical law, with a varied portfolio, managing cases and supervising members of the health team. I am aware of client aims and look to their specific needs and expectations, providing advice that is legally sound, practical and commercially effective.
I provide advice on a range of subject matters including all aspects of the mental capacity act. I have extensive experience providing advice in response to mental health queries, inquests and ethical decision making within the legal framework. I am also a data protection, freedom of information and record keeping lead. Likewise I have led on cases dealing with governance issues, judicial review and continuing NHS healthcare.
I have acted in many cases successfully heard at the Royal Courts of Justice and through the Court of Protection, representing the NHS, local authorities and Care Homes.
I have published several articles in leading Journals, sit on ethics committees in the south west, and provide training to professionals within NHS organisations.
I am an associate solicitor and professional support lawyer (PSL) in the clinical risk team.
I qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and specialised in negligence law for 7 years. I have many years' experience in legal information and knowledge management work. My role as a professional support lawyer involves providing the team with a comprehensive and focussed information and research service. I write regular newsletters, bulletins and flyers on current legal issues for clients and journal articles for a variety of academic and health professional journals. I have a Masters degree in mental health law.
I have spoken at conferences on knowledge management issues and provide consultancy services to other organisations regarding best practice in knowledge management.
I served as a magistrate on the Bristol Bench for 10 years and have also served as a member of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee for Bristol.
I am an associate in the costs department and have been with Bevan Brittan since 1989. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and I also have a Diploma in Costs Drafting.
I have experience in both Claimant and Defendant personal injury claims with particular emphasis on Defendant road traffic claims involving multi-party issues and acting for Insurers. I have also handled debt actions and employer's liability claims.
Additionally, I head up our internal Costs Department dealing with inter parte costs issues and working for both private and public sector clients including Insurers, local planning authorities and the NHSLA.
I have practical experience through many years of litigation of all aspects of the costs settlement process, including bill drafting, points of dispute, negotiation and attendance before the Court. We have been successful reducing the shelf-life of cases at the costs stage, as well as driving down the levels of opponents’ costs and maximising costs recovery.
I am an Associate in the Litigation, Advisory and Regulatory department in Bristol. I trained with Bevan Brittan and qualified into the department in 2014.
I advise public sector bodies and organisations contracting with the public sector in relation to a wide range of disputes. Much of my work involves disputes relating to the procurement and delivery of public services and helping clients to achieve practical and efficient resolution of these disputes. I have represented clients in both bringing and defending claims regarding public procurement processes and I regularly advise clients in relation to the procurement implications of commissioning decisions and how to reduce the risk of challenge.
I have experience in a broad range of commercial property matters from transactional work and estates rationalisation, to overage claims, variation of deeds and release of covenants and easements. I also have experience in designing and managing efficient and cost-effective due diligence and information-gathering projects for large property portfolios making use of innovative methods to achieve clients' goals.
Recently I have been involved in the implementation of a programme to document a high quantity of standardised leases which included the delivery of a bespoke online platform for my client to instruct Bevan Brittan and manage its portfolio.
I am an Associate in the London office of the Clinical Risk Department. I have over twenty years’ experience in dealing with medical defence litigation having re-joined Bevan Brittan after spending twelve years at one of the major medical defence organisations representing GPs and doctors in private practice. I have dealt with a wide range of cases of high value and complexity but have a particular interest in neurological, vascular and spinal injuries cases, together with those involving a delay in diagnosis of cancer and wrongful birth cases. I now work closely with NHS Resolution and a number of NHS Trusts in the South East to provide advice for the expeditious resolution of cases and support and guidance to the clinicians involved.
I am a property dispute resolution lawyer, advising landowners, landlords and tenants in the private and public sectors. I regularly act for NHS bodies, local authorities and registered providers (formerly RSLs). At any one time I might be advising on issues ranging from business lease renewals, easements and restrictive covenants, adverse possession, squatters and break notices.
My work regularly involves providing initial risk management advice, in an effort to help clients resolve potential disputes at an early stage, as well as steering clients toward alternative dispute resolution where appropriate.
I am an Associate in the Property department involved in a wide variety of property transactions.
I am part of the Housing team and work with a wide range of Housing Associations across their portfolios. In particular, I deal with site acquisitions and developments, with associated infrastructure and funding requirements. I also act for Housing Associations in relation to their ongoing portfolio management including both disposals, acquisitions and the ongoing management of commercial properties.
My work also includes work with other clients within the public services sector, including acting for local authorities on Academy redevelopment and construction projects. These have included both straightforward conversions and more complicated, multi-facility, multi-phase projects.
I have also been involved in a number of high profile private sector developments and PFI/PPP transactions
I am an associate in the Clinical Risk team and specialise in defendant clinical negligence. I am experienced in defending a broad range of claims including bariatric surgery, obstetric and prison health cases for NHS Resolution and private providers of healthcare. I have an interest in mental health and Human Rights Act claims.
I work closely with NHS Resolution and a number of NHS Trusts in London and the South East to ensure that claims are dealt with proportionately. An important aspect of my work is ensuring that staff are supported during the claims process. I have undertaken secondments at both NHS Resolution and in the legal department of a large NHS Foundation Trust.
I am a dispute resolution lawyer and have experience in advising a diverse mixture of clients from the private, third and public sectors with a particular focus on property and commercial issues. I act for a range of clients including developers, property investors, lenders, SME's, registered providers of social housing and public bodies. I advise clients on most issues in relation to land such as, residential and commercial landlord and tenant issues, business lease renewals, easement and boundary disputes, rights to light, break notices and dilapidations. I also have experience in dealing with many related issues which are commonly experienced by clients such as insolvency relating to property, breach of contract, trusts and conversions/trespass to goods.
While I am experienced in litigating in the County Court, High Court, First-Tier Property Tribunal (Property and Lands Registration Chambers), as well as engaging in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, my work also involves providing initial advice to help ensure clients avoid potential disputes arising wherever possible.
I am an Associate in the clinical risk team in our London office and I have specialised in medical defence litigation for 12 years advising NHS bodies and NHS Resolution. I joined Bevan Brittan from Capsticks and I have developed a special interest in orthopaedic, neurological and obstetric cases.
I endeavour to deal with cases expeditiously, sympathetically and providing support for the clinical staff.
Safia Deriche v Ealing Hospital NHS Trust (2003) – successful defence of wrongful birth claim
John Wood v Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (2009) – successful defence of knee replacement surge
I am an Associate in the Clinical Risk department. I trained with Bevan Brittan and qualified into Commercial Dispute Resolution in 2013, before joining the clinical negligence team in 2014 to specialise in defendant clinical negligence work.
My experience includes advising in relation to a variety of complex clinical negligence claims, ranging from orthopaedics to oncology and assisting with high value cerebral palsy and spinal injury claims. I work closely with NHS Resolution and a number of NHS Trusts in the Midlands to ensure claims are dealt with fairly and proportionately.
I also have experience of clinical negligence claims arising out of private cosmetic treatment.
I am a solicitor in the clinical risk team based in the firm's London office.
An important aspect of my work is ensuring that hospital staff are supported during the claims process. I have undertaken secondments in an Acute Trust's legal department, a Mental Health Trust's legal department and at NHS Resolution.
I joined Bevan Brittan in September 2007 as a trainee and qualified in September 2009. My main practice area is clinical negligence and I am experienced in defending a wide variety of claims including complex surgical, intensive care, obstetric and orthopaedic cases. I work closely with NHS Resolution and a number of NHS Trusts in London and the South East. My aim is to defend claims robustly where justified but to deal with cases fairly and cost-effectively where the treatment provided has been clearly sub-standard.
I am a real estate lawyer and act for a wide range of clients including Registered Providers, local authorities, limited companies, unincorporated associations, CASCs and religious institutions.
I have particular experience in social housing, urban regeneration schemes and mixed-use development and advise on all aspects of development work including site assembly, freehold and leasehold disposals and acquisitions, development agreements and overage.
I also have experience in advising on a broad range of commercial property matters.
I joined the Clinical Risk department at Bevan Brittan in June 2015 and I am an Associate specialising in Defendant clinical negligence claims.
I act for NHS Trusts in a wide variety of claims including birth injuries, delayed diagnosis of cancer and complex orthopaedic claims.
I have a particular interest in multi-party claims and cases involving allegations of exaggeration and fraud.
I am an associate in the Clinical Risk Department specialising in clinical negligence.
I trained at DAC Beachcroft before qualifying in September 2011 and joining the Clinical Risk Department at Bevan Brittan. Prior to joining Bevan Brittan the majority of my work involved advising and assisting healthcare providers and defending personal injury and clinical negligence claims.
Since qualifying, I have gained experience in defending a broad range of claims on behalf of NHS Resolution, including orthopedic, obstetric and Fatal Accidents Act claims. I have particular experience in limitation issues, having successfully defended a case on this issue at trial. I have had the opportunity to provide talks to a number of groups, including junior doctors and community Midwives and I have also been seconded to NHS Resolution which has been an invaluable opportunity to develop my understanding of NHS Resolution's requirements and better understand their specific needs as a client.
Before studying law, I was a senior nurse in the NHS and also worked with the Royal College of Nursing on national policy formulation and workforce development. I am a Solicitor Advocate and an experienced litigator in public law.
I am experienced in defending high profile judicial review cases around continuing care, children and adult safeguarding.
I have advised on governance at a strategic and operational level on the four cornerstones of governance - patient safety, operational efficiency, ethics and compliance. I sit on an ethics committee in the South West and am involved with the national network.
I have written several articles including:
How Should Local Authorities Capture New Local Safeguarding Arrangements?
I am an Associate in the Insurance Claims department.
I handle a wide range of liability claims for insurers and self-insured private and public sector clients. I also advise on complex disputes on insurance policy wordings and coverage, which often involves liaising between different insurers (and re-insurers) in relation to the same claim.
My aim is always to deal with claims efficiently and effectively, making sure that costs do not become disproportionate to the sums at stake. I provide focused, solutions-based advice, looking at all aspects of the claim and with the bigger picture in mind, rather than simply following the procedural steps. I always consider alternative means of resolving claims which invariably leads to speedier resolution and reduced costs.
I am also a member of Bevan Brittan's costs team, providing costs advice and drafting at all stages of disputes, including preparing Bills of Costs and Points of Dispute and attending Detailed Assessments.
I am a solicitor in the clinical risk team based in the firm's London office.
I joined Bevan Brittan in 2008 as a trainee solicitor and qualified in September 2010. I specialise in defendant clinical negligence litigation working on a broad range of cases including complex surgical, intensive care, obstetric and orthopaedic claims. I also have an interest in mental health and Human Rights Act claims.
I work closely with NHS Resolution with the aim to defend claims robustly where justified but to deal with them fairly and cost-effectively if settlement is appropriate. I also work closely with a large number of NHS Trusts, guiding clinicians through litigation with a clear sense of direction. I have undertaken secondments both at NHS Resolution and at a Trust's legal department which have given me an inside view of how things work on a day-to-day basis.
I am an associate in the clinical risk team specialising in clinical negligence.
I defend NHS Resolution on a range of clinical negligence claims including Fatal Accidents Act claims, orthopaedic, obstetric, and complex surgical claims. I have particular experience with dealing with litigants in person.
An important aspect of my work is ensuring that clinicians are supported during the claims process and ensuring that claims are dealt with proportionately and quickly.
I joined Bevan Brittan as a trainee in September 2008 and qualified in September 2010. I work closely with NHS Resolution and a number of NHS Trusts. I have also been seconded to NHS Resolution which has assisted me in understanding NHS Resolution's requirements and developing professional contacts.
I am an Associate Solicitor in the Property Team in the Birmingham office. I have over ten years of property experience working for both the public and private sector including local authorities, NHS trusts and registered providers. I have particular experience in dealing with large portfolio transactions as part of regeneration schemes.
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I am an Associate in the Clinical Risk department at Bevan Brittan.
My experience includes acting for a variety of clients in the healthcare sector, including a number of major defence unions. I have experience in dealing with a wide range of clinical negligence cases of various complexity and value, in particular acting for GP's and private doctors. I work closely with NHS Resolution and a number of NHS Trusts in London and the South East.
I also have experience in the healthcare regulatory sector, including acting for doctors under investigation by the General Medical Council and at hearings before the Interim Orders and Fitness to Practice Panels of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.
I am a barrister in the medical law team offering specialist advice and advocacy across all aspects of healthcare.
Prior to joining Bevan Brittan I spent 6 years in chambers specialising in clinical negligence, personal injury and employment law, often instructed by Bevan Brittan. I have extensive advocacy experience and I am proficient at drafting complex legal documents.
I support clients through the inquest process and provide representation at the inquest itself. My background in clinical negligence work means I am particularly well placed to anticipate lines of questioning from other legal representatives. I have experience of complex inquests including where article 2 is engaged and those involving related investigations by the police and other regulatory bodies. I advise clients regarding the risks of associated enforcement action, including criminal prosecutions.
I specialise in Court of Protection matters, from straightforward s.21A challenges to test cases seeking to clarify the law. I assist clients with all aspects of the court process: from providing advice on the Mental Capacity Act and representing clients at best interests meetings/round table discussions through to drafting court documents and representing clients in court.
I also assist clients defending judicial review challenges and provide training to healthcare professionals on a wide range of matters.
I am an associate in the Commercial and Infrastructure department specialising in advising local authorities, NHS bodies, registered providers and other organisations on construction and EU public procurement law.
The construction advice I provide covers development projects, regeneration schemes and on-going asset management programmes across the commercial development, social housing, leisure and health sectors. As part of this I draft, advise on and negotiate on behalf of clients standard form building contracts, bespoke development arrangements, professional appointments and related security documents.
I also provide strategic and operational advice on the application of the public procurement legislation and compliance with those requirements. This includes advising on group structures, use of frameworks, changes or extensions to existing contracts and joint ventures, as well as advising on and drafting documents for procurement procedures carried out under the regulations. I also assist in relation to legal challenges, both bringing and defending actions. Advice provided is practical and risk-based, taking account of clients' positions and priorities.
I also provide training on issues in construction and public procurement law.
I am a member of the Property team and work on a wide range of property matters ranging from the acquisition and disposal of land and buildings through to ongoing management of clients’ property portfolios.
"Given the importance and magnitude of our programme, not to mention the associated national oversight and scrutiny, the standards that the Trust set the team are very high. Isla has been an integral part of this team and a phenomenal support to this complex process."
West London Mental Health NHS Trust
I am an associate solicitor and professional support lawyer (PSL) in the Employment team. My role involves facilitating knowledge management within the Employment team, responsibility for the team's precedent documents and drafting publications. I oversee our popular online publication, Employment Eye: a newsletter and alerter service which briefs the firm’s clients and contacts on the practical impact of the latest employment law developments. I also write articles and briefings for external publications. I design and deliver employment law training, for the employment team, the wider firm, clients and external legal training providers. I keep a watching brief for developments that impact on the team’s work and keep our suite of precedent documentation up to date.
I am responsible for the employment precedents section of Jordan’s Company Administration and Governance looseleaf publication, and am a contributor to PLC Employment (an online employment law service).
I qualified as a solicitor in 2003, and also worked for a legal publishing company prior to joining Bevan Brittan in 2007.
I am a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the PSLs in Employment Network (PEN).
I advise in road traffic, property damage and a full range of accident claims, with a particular emphasis on high value and complex cases. I am experienced in dealing with insurance coverage disputes and cases involving fraud. I advise major insurers, public sector and major corporate clients. I am a recognised specialist in disease claims. I have successfully repudiated asbestos claims for clients using various arguments on limitation, causation and breach of duty.
Associate Adrian Neale handles asbestos-related and other disease claims for NHS and construction clients.
I am a solicitor in the firm's clinical risk team specialising in clinical negligence.
I work closely with NHS Resolution and a number of NHS Trusts defending a wide variety of cases including neurosurgical, vascular, obstetric and orthopaedic claims. My aim is to advise NHS Trusts and support hospital staff through any litigation, defending claims robustly where justified and dealing with cases fairly and cost-effectively.
I am an associate in the Litigation; Advisory and Regulatory department in Bevan Brittan's London office, specialising in general commercial litigation and dispute resolution, including cross-jurisdictional disputes, multi-party actions, insolvency law and regulatory matters. I joined Bevan Brittan in September 2007 as a trainee and qualified in September 2009. I act for both claimants and defendants and advise a variety of national and international public and private sector organisations.
My role in the Clinical Risk department is preparing, supporting and representing Acute Trusts; Foundation Trusts; Mental Health Partnerships; CCGs and other organisations at Inquests and in the Court of Protection in relation to complex mental capacity and best interests cases. I also assist Trusts in dealing with vexatious complainants and aggressive service users and provide other general healthcare advice.
I am an associate in the healthcare team and deal with a number of contentious and non-contentious healthcare matters. I have experience in representing clients at inquests and providing advice on Court of Protection best interests cases; mental capacity and mental health matters; and assisting NHS clients in dealing with complaints, specifically habitual and vexatious complainants.
I have a particular interest in inquests and I have worked with clients in a variety of settings including acute medical care, community and acute mental health, and prison healthcare. I am also a data protection, freedom of information and record keeping advisor.
I am an associate in the Commercial & Infrastructure department at Bevan Brittan LLP, specialising in contentious and non-contentious construction matters.
I regularly advise NHS bodies, local authorities, registered providers, contractors and subcontractors in the health, education, infrastructure and housing sectors.
I regularly draft, negotiate and advise on all forms of standard form construction contracts including JCT, NEC, ACA and GC/Works. I also regularly prepare bespoke construction contract documentation including professional appointments, collateral warranties, novation agreements and development agreements, for a range of clients.
I am experienced in assisting clients with formal dispute resolution procedures including adjudication. mediation and litigation with particular expertise in PFI post close issues and other partnering arrangements. I also assist clients to reach an amicable solution without the need to revert to formal dispute resolution (where possible) and am experienced in documenting such agreements in Deeds of Settlement or Deeds of Variation, as appropriate.
I am an associate in our Commercial and Infrastructure department, and recently returned to private practice after spending ten years in-house at a large unitary authority. I have a broad range of experience advising local authorities, NHS trusts and service providers in the public sector, about procurement, state aid, shared services, funding agreements and contractual arrangements.
My experience working in-house means that I appreciate the importance of giving timely and practical advice that takes into account the wider background to a matter, and helps clients achieve their objectives. With this in mind, I understand the importance of spending time at the start of a matter to make sure that I understand exactly what the priorities are and what commercial outcomes are required.
I have written several articles including:
State aid and services of general economic interest
State aid - Still relevant?
ERDF Grant and Revenue Generation
I am an Associate in the Litigation Advisory and Regulatory department, specialising in health and social care law.
I began my career in the charity and then immigration law sectors and moved into the health and social care sector in 2009. Since then I have had the opportunity to work closely with both the public and private sector, enjoying roles in a trade union, representing nurses and healthcare assistants, and within private practice, representing independent health and social care providers.
My work has ranged from advice and advocacy for registered healthcare professionals in fitness to practise investigations to challenges against CQC and Ofsted on behalf of private providers. I have significant experience of public and administrative law matters (including judicial reviews), inquests, healthcare and professional disciplinary actions, and Information Commissioner's Office investigations. I have also advised on discrete matters of public law and personal injury.
I write regularly for a variety of health and social care publications, and present at conferences and seminars on health and social care matters. I am the co-author of the Nursing & Midwifery section of the Legal Action Group book 'Professional discipline and healthcare regulators: a legal handbook' (1st edition 2012, 2nd edition 2018)
I am a solicitor in the Clinical Risk department specialising in medical law. I have particular expertise in mental health law, and advise clients in relation to Mental Health Act powers and responsibilities, regulatory issues and policy development.
I undertake Court of Protection and mental capacity work in relation to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, health and welfare applications and financial matters. I have a special interest in cases involving interaction between the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Mental Health Act 1983 (as Amended by the 2007 Act), and provide training to clients in this complex area. I have previously represented patients in the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health), which helps me to view issues from a variety of perspectives, and ensures a pragmatic approach.
My work also includes advising and representing NHS bodies and private providers of health and social care in inquests. In addition I assist clients in public law matters including judicial review proceedings.
I am very involved in voluntary work and regularly undertake pro bono legal advice work, with a particular interest in mental health. I received a national award for volunteering from HEA in 2011 for pro bono work in mental health and immigration work.
I am an associate in the Commercial and Infrastructure department.
I advise on a range of corporate and commercial matters. In particular, mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, group restructures, commercial contracts, corporate governance and general commercial law.
I represent clients in the private, public and third sectors and have particular experience acting for clients specialising in healthcare, education and housing.
I am an Associate in the Clinical Risk team specialising in clinical negligence litigation. I am experienced in handling clinical negligence claims and have worked at Bevan Brittan since 2012. I qualified as a Legal Executive (through the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, CILEx) in 2007. I then went on to dual-qualify and was admitted to the Law Society's Roll of Solicitors in 2016.
I defend the NHS and other providers and insurers of healthcare on a range of clinical negligence claims, including but not limited to neurological, ophthalmic, orthopaedic and surgical claims. An important aspect of my work is ensuring that all clinicians (doctors, nurses and midwives) are supported during the claims process and ensuring that claims are dealt with as swiftly and as cost effectively as possible.
I am a member of the Employment and Pensions team. I qualified in 2006 and joined the firm in 2007. Before qualifying as an associate I was a professional cricketer for 14 years.
My role sees me advise a wide range of public and private sector clients including many NHS Trusts, Housing Associations, professional sports clubs as well as private sector clients.
I deal with all aspects of the employment relationship. On the contentious side I assist in the defence of all types of Employment Tribunal claims, particularly unfair dismissal, discrimination and equal pay claims. In addition, I can advise on more non-contentious issues such as drafting employment contracts, policies and procedures, recruitment, redundancies and disciplinary and grievance matters. I can also provide employment law training and workshops.
I am an associate in the Commercial Dispute Resolution department.
I advise clients on how best to resolve disputes commercially and as quickly and cost-effectively as possible through negotiation, alternative dispute resolution and, where appropriate, through Court proceedings.
I advise clients on a wide range of commercial disputes including contractual disputes, fraud claims, professional negligence matters and defamation issues. My clients include NHS Trusts, local authorities, registered providers of Social Housing and major corporate clients including those in the Entertainment and Financial Services sectors. I also have experience in dealing with Health and Safety disputes involving the Health and Safety Executive and have carried out comprehensive investigations for clients following Health and Safety incidents.
Before joining the Commercial Dispute Resolution team, I specialised in Major Projects work, drafting and negotiating on operational sub-contracts and interface agreements.
I am an Associate and specialise in commercial property within the healthcare sector.
I have extensive knowledge and expertise within a wide range of commercial property matters, from property acquisitions and disposals, dealing with portfolio and estate work, grant of new Leases, assignments and licences.
I previously sat on the board of directors of York and North Yorkshire Business Development Limited and am currently an examiner for CILEX Law School.
I am an associate in the Property Department. I have experience in real estate transactions in the residential and commercial sectors, landlord and tenant work acting for Landlords and tenants in the commercial sector and property finance work. I have extensive experience in secured lending transactions including residential and commercial property portfolio incorporations and refinances, acting for a range of banks and lenders.
I am an associate in the healthcare team with experience in a broad range of contentious and non-contentious healthcare matters. I am an experienced litigator, regularly representing clients at inquests. I have worked with clients in a variety of settings including private sector healthcare companies, medical care, community and acute mental health, and prison healthcare. I have experience in mental capacity and mental health matters, including Court of Protection matters, and have provided advice in relation to independent investigations. I assist clients with technical areas of law including EU Regulations and Directives.
I aim to provide high quality advice and representation which is centred on my clients’ best interests, being mindful of their legal responsibilities, commercial interests and the value of their reputation.
I am an associate in the Clinical Risk Department specialising in clinical negligence.
Since joining Bevan Brittan, I have gained experience in defending a broad range of claims on behalf of NHS Resolution, acting mainly on behalf of NHS Trusts in the South West region. I have a varied case load including high value and complex matters involving cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, neurological, surgical, oncological, orthopaedic and amputation claims. I have carried out secondments at the NHS Litigation Authority which enabled me to build relationships and better understand my client's needs. I also supervise the team's trainee.
I joined the Clinical Risk Department at Bevan Brittan in February 2013, having trained at Henmans LLP and then joining DAC Beachcroft LLP on qualification in September 2001. Prior to joining Bevan Brittan, the majority of my workload involved defending personal injury matters on behalf of major Insurers and their Corporate Insureds.
I am an Associate in the Employment, Immigration and Pensions department.
In my role, I advise a broad range of clients in the health, housing, local authority and private sectors, including major corporate entities. I deal with all aspects of the employment relationship including drafting contracts and policies, advising on disciplinary and grievance procedures, and defending high value and complex employment tribunal claims, in particular, discrimination and whistleblowing.
Jane Wallenstein, who combines 'expert knowledge with relationship management', is also recommended.
'natural HR lawyer’…Jane Wallenstein
I am an Associate in the Litigation, Advisory and Regulatory department.
I act for a range of commissioners and suppliers, both public and private sector, in relation to disputes over the procurement of goods and services governed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. My work involves advising how disputes can be avoided and, when they do arise, how they can be resolved through negotiation, mediation and, where necessary, litigation. I acted in a high profile multi-party judicial review of a central government procurement which was selected by "The Lawyer" as one of the top 20 cases of 2016. I also advise on contract disputes and restitutionary claims arising from the commissioning and delivery of public services.
Before qualifying as a solicitor I worked for over ten years in the social housing sector and have a particular interest in local authority housing law. I advise local authorities and registered providers on their housing functions including statutory homelessness and allocations, and the development of new models for the provision of accommodation.
I am an Associate in the Commercial and Infrastructure department.
I specialize in construction and engineering dispute resolution and I have successfully advised a wide range of public and private sector clients, including government departments, local authorities, educational institutions, developers and commercial contractors in the resolution of disputes either by way of litigation, adjudication or mediation. I also have significant experience of advising on non-contentious construction issues, including advice on appropriate procurement routes, construction contracts, consultant appointments, payment protection and collateral warranties.
Before becoming a solicitor I originally trained and worked as an architect. My previous experience within the construction industry means that I have an excellent insight into the specific issues faced by the construction sector.
I am a solicitor in the Commercial and Infrastructure department. I represent a range of public and private sector clients and have particular experience in acting for clients in the healthcare and local government sectors.
I advise on a range of commercial and contract matters, including negotiation and review of services contracts and grant agreements, as well as advising on a range of issues relating to the governance of public sector organisations. Most recently I have been advising an NHS Foundation Trust in relation to an acquisition of another NHS Foundation Trust and a joint venture with an health organisation in China.
I am an Associate in the Commercial and Infrastructure department.
Since qualifying in 2011 I have worked on a range of infrastructure projects, now specialising in commercial ventures in the healthcare sector. In particular, I have a breadth of experience providing contract and commercial advice on partnering projects, PFI variations and outsourcings. I have advised on services delivery and public/ private partnering in the NHS and in relation to private health services. I advise both public (local and central government) and private sector bodies in relation to UK based and international ventures in this sector.
I am a Solicitor in the Employment Team. I trained with Bevan Brittan and qualified into the department in September 2011.
I advise both public and private sector clients in relation to a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment law and HR matters. This includes advising on a range of employment law updates and drafting disciplinary and grievance policies and contracts of employment. I also handle employment tribunal litigation including unfair dismissal, discrimination and breach of contract claims.
I also provide employment law training through seminars and workshops and draft articles on a wide variety of employment issues.
I am a solicitor in the Medical Law team, advising on a range of healthcare issues, both contentious and non-contentious.
I often represent clients at Inquests and have experience in providing advice and support throughout the Inquest process.
I frequently advise on mental capacity matters, including deprivation of liberty, best interests, serious medical treatment cases, and where necessary, applications to the Court of Protection.
I also have an interest in mental health law and, in particular, issues surrounding Section 117 aftercare.
I am a Solicitor in the Commercial & Infrastructure department.
I recently joined Bevan Brittan from another law firm based in London where I completed my Training Contract and worked for over 4 years. I qualified in March 2018.
I act for clients in the public and private sectors and advise on a range of commercial agreements.
I am a solicitor in the Medical Law team, having joined Bevan Brittan in 2018. I advise on a range of healthcare issues, both contentious and non-contentious, as well as representing clients at inquests and providing advice on Court of Protection cases. I also have experience advising NHS clients in dealing with vexatious complainants and aggressive service users.
I am a junior member of the team with a keen interest in developing my practice in all areas of healthcare law.
Prior to joining Bevan Brittan I gained experience representing Claimants in clinical negligence claims. This experience makes me well placed to anticipate family concerns from the outset.
I am a solicitor in the clinical risk department, based in the London office.
I have broad experience of clinical negligence claims, including orthopaedic, obstetric, stroke, ECMO, and complex surgical claims. I have a particular interest in claims involving thrombosis, embolism and anticoagulation.
As well as defending my clients effectively, efficiently and ethically, I believe that it is important that clinicians feel supported during the claims process.
I joined Bevan Brittan in September 2015, after having been called to the Bar at Gray's Inn in 2002 and having cross-qualified as a solicitor in 2009. My past experience of working for clinical negligence Claimant firms proves helpful when considering the strategic aspects of defending claims against the NHS. I have also on occasion been seconded to NHS Resolution, which has developed my understanding of NHS Resolution's requirements and systems.
I am a Newly Qualified solicitor in the Birmingham Commercial Property team.
My experience includes commercial property work for both public and private sector clients. I have a particular interest in acquisitions, disposals and development in the education sector. Other experience includes advising on leasehold transactions and other property related issues.
I am a Solicitor in the Litigation, Advisory and Regulatory department at Bevan Brittan.
I advise public and private sector clients, including Ombudsmen, local authorities and NHS Trusts on a broad range of issues including general commercial litigation and dispute resolution. I also have a particular interest in public and administrative law with frequent experience of judicial review.
I qualified as a solicitor in the team in March 2017 after having trained with the firm. I spent the final 6 months of my training contract within the department and have benefited from solid exposure to the litigation process.
My career at Bevan Brittan follows a number of years working in an advisory role as a Chartered Legal Executive for a North West based local authority and, more recently, working within the in-house legal team for a public sector Ombudsman service. As such, I have developed a good understanding of local and central government as well as the service delivery standards expected by clients in that context.
I am a solicitor in the Litigation; Advisory and Regulatory department.
I advise public, private and third sector clients on how best to resolve disputes commercially and as quickly and cost-effectively as possible through negotiation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and, where appropriate, through Court proceedings.
Whilst I advise clients on a wide variety of commercial litigation matters, I have specific experience of cases concerning contractual disputes, supplier fraud and reputational management issues such as defamation and intellectual property. In addition advise on criminal regulatory matters such as health and safety prosecutions.
I joined Bevan Brittan upon qualification as a solicitor in 2014. Prior to this I trained at a commercial law firm in the East Midlands for 2 years which included dispute resolution work on a client secondment to a national building merchant's in-house legal team.
I am a solicitor in the Clinical Risk team based in the firm's London office. I joined Bevan Brittan in 2012 as a trainee solicitor and qualified in September 2014. I have chosen to specialise in clinical negligence litigation, defending claims brought against NHS Trusts across London and the South East of England.
I am currently working on a broad range of cases, including rare illnesses/conditions, mental health, vascular and obstetric claims. I have recently become involved in claims alleging breaches of the Human Rights Act, and I hope to further my knowledge in this area. I work closely with NHS Resolution, and several NHS Trusts. It is my aim to guide the clinicians and Trusts through any litigation with a clear and informed strategy, so that claims are effectively defended in a cost-effective and just manner.
I am a Solicitor in our property department and I have been working for in the team since I qualified as a Solicitor in 2014.
I act for a range of clients including housing associations, health care clients and commercial entities on a broad range of property matters. I act for large organisations in relation to their property portfolios including dealing with acquisitions, disposals of freehold and leasehold interest as well as surrenders of leases and licences for assignment and alteration. I also have experience of large housing and regeneration projects.
Before becoming a Solicitor I worked for a major national charity for several years and have extensive experience of the public and not-for-profit sectors, which I bring to my work for Bevan Brittan's clients.
I am a Solicitor in the Commercial and Infrastructure Department in the London office.
My main area of work focuses on contentious construction law, where I have experience in preparing for adjudications and mediations for both public and private sector clients. I have also advised clients on compliance with Building Regulations and government guidance.
I am a Foreign Qualified Solicitor (New Zealand) in the Commercial and Infrastructure Department, specialising in non-contentious construction. I advise both public and private clients on construction, engineering and development projects in a wide range of sectors. I have particular expertise in negotiating and preparing construction contracts and related documents, as well as providing ongoing advice and support to clients across the life of a project.
I am a solicitor in the Litigation; Advisory and Regulatory department.
I provide litigation and dispute resolution advice to a range of public bodies, including professional regulators, ombudsmen, NHS Trusts and private and not for profit organisations who contract with the public sector. I have particular experience bringing and defending judicial review proceedings and in providing complex regulatory advice. I also have experience of collective disputes for large groups of clients including being part of a team representing all local authorities in England and Wales in a multi-party action.
I often act for regulatory clients, including prosecuting fitness to practise and disciplinary proceedings, defending judicial review and High Court challenges, policy advice and audits. I also provide advice to clients who are regulated on action taken against them by their regulators and the ways in which the operation of their businesses has regulatory implications.
I deal with a wide range of liability claims on behalf of insurers and public sector clients.
I aim to offer clear and commercial advice, dealing with claims efficiently and effectively. I focus on solutions, considering all aspects of the claim with the client's objectives in mind, rather than simply allowing claims to run their course. This often means considering alternative means of resolving claims, and considering how to deal with each claim in a holistic manner, ensuring that costs are kept to a minimum.
I also advise on criminal proceedings which often run concurrently with civil claims.
I am a solicitor in the Commercial & Infrastructure department of the London office, specialising in procurement law. I recently joined the firm from a local authority, the London Borough of Croydon, where I completed my training contract and a number of years following my qualification.
My work involves me advising local authorities, NHS bodies and other public bodies on the application of the EU public procurement rules. I provide advice and support on various stages of a procurement process including assisting with the preparation of OJEU notices and drafting of procurement documentation.
I have written several articles including:
Procurement: Technical Specification Discretion
Procurement: Is a contracting authority under a duty to clarify incomplete tenders?
I am a solicitor in the Litigation, Advisory and Regulatory department.
I advise private and public sector clients in relation to all areas of information law including: compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation; and the disclosure of information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Regulations 2004.
I also assist organisations with cyber security and risk, such as providing support and strategic advice in the event of a data breach or cyber-attack and representing organisations before the Information Commissioner's Office, First Tier-Tribunal and Upper Tribunal.
I also undertake all types of dispute resolution work including adjudication, mediation and litigation. As a member of the firm's reputation management team I help protect the reputations of organisations and their employees which may include pursuing or defending claims for harassment, defamation or breach of the Data Protection Act 1998.
I am a Solicitor in the Commercial and Infrastructure department.
I advise independent and public sector organisations in the health and social care sector on the drafting and negotiation of contracts. I have particular experience with NHS primary care contracts.
My work also covers a range of commercial and governance matters, including advising NHS Foundation Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups on their governance arrangements, on the scope and limitations of their powers and in drafting their constitutions.
I also advise on a range of public law matters, including advising Clinical Commissioning Groups on responsible commissioner issues, specifically scenarios involving looked after children and persons detained under the Mental Health Act 1983. I also advise on continuing healthcare disputes on issues involving repatriation and best interest's decisions.
I am a solicitor in the Clinical Risk department within the Medical Law team; I advise on a range of healthcare issues, both contentious and non-contentious.
I have experience in representing clients at inquest hearings and have assisted clients in public law matters including judicial review cases. In addition, I have experience in mental capacity and mental health matters, including Court of Protection best interest cases. I also provide general advice to clients on a variety of healthcare matters, including complaints handling, data management and public inquiries.
I do have a particular interest in inquests and I have worked with clients in a range of settings including community and acute mental health, acute medical care and prison healthcare.
I qualified as a solicitor at Bevan Brittan in March 2017 after having trained with the firm. Prior to this, I worked for a year as a paralegal within the Medical Law team at Bevan Brittan.
I am a Solicitor within the Clinical Risk team having joined Bevan Brittan in 2018. I am involved in the representation of the NHS, CCG's and private providers within inquests and Court of Protection matters, which often concern individuals that have been detained or in receipt of psychiatric care. I also provide medical law, regulatory and due diligence advice to a wide range of health and social care clients.
Prior to joining Bevan Brittan I worked as Solicitor specialising within public law child protection matters whereupon I advised and represented clients within Care Proceedings initiated by Local Authorities, often with a strong medical element. I am particularly interested in matters concerning the medical treatment and safeguarding of children and young adults.
I am a solicitor in the Litigation, Advisory and Regulatory department. I trained with Bevan Brittan and qualified into the department in 2018.
I advise both private and public sector clients on the resolution of a wide range of disputes, with a particular emphasis on those arising out of procurement processes. I have acted both in bringing and defending procurement challenges and have experience of using alternative dispute resolution procedures to reach settlement as well as pursuing litigation through to trial.
I also have experience of advising on judicial reviews involving issues such as the configuration of health services and challenges to healthcare funding assessments.
I am a solicitor in the firm's Commercial and Infrastructure department.
I work with a range of public and private sector clients delivering services across the health and social care sector. I advise on general commercial, contractual and governance issues.
I have experience of supporting clients in relation to public private partnership (PPP) procurements and infrastructure projects using established delivery vehicles such as strategic estate partnerships and LIFT. I support clients on the negotiation of variations to existing LIFT and PFI schemes.
I also have an interest in grant funding and state aid.
I am a commercial property lawyer in Bristol, advising landowners, landlords and tenants in the private and public sectors on a wide-range of property related matters, including transfers, leases, licences and deeds. I often act for NHS bodies, local authorities, charities and private companies. I also act for a national charity, entrusted to care for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales, on numerous estate management matters, often involving complex issues. I am able to provide commercial and pragmatic advice which meets the business needs of my clients.
I joined Bevan Brittan in 2017. I am a solicitor in the Clinical Risk team based in the firm's London office. I am involved in defending claims both for the NHS Resolution and other private insurers and have gained experience in defending a wide variety of claims including orthopaedic, obstetric and vascular claims.
I am a Solicitor in the Commercial and Infrastructure department of Bevan Brittan.
I advise both the public and private sectors on waste and environmental services projects in the UK, including a range of waste collection, recycling and street cleansing procurements.
Before going into law, I worked for eight years in central government in various policy and project management roles at the Cabinet Office and Department for Culture, Media and Sport. I worked closely with local authorities and gained a good understanding of the political and commercial issues affecting the delivery of their services.
Brief summary of recent experience:
I am a solicitor in the Litigation, Advisory and Regulatory department.
I have experience in a wide range of commercial disputes including restitution, misrepresentation, professional negligence, defamation, harassment, intellectual property and judicial review. I also have experience providing advice on information law (including data protection and freedom of information) and regulatory health.
I advise a variety of national and international organisations in the public, private and third sector. I have a particular interest in the health market.
I have worked on a range of cases that have been successfully resolved via litigation and alternative dispute resolution including mediation.
I am a Solicitor in the Clinical Risk Department specialising in defendant clinical negligence work.
I act on behalf of NHS Trusts in a variety of clinical negligence claims, ranging in complexity and value.
Prior to joining Bevan Brittan I spent 5 years working for NHS Wales – Legal & Risk Services. During this time I represented NHS Health Boards and Trusts in clinical negligence, personal injury and employment claims.
I have also spent time on secondment at Welsh Government assisting with legal advice related to health policy.
I am a solicitor in the Clinical Risk team based in the firm's London office. I joined Bevan Brittan in 2013 as a paralegal in the Clinical Risk team before commencing a training contract later that year. I qualified in September 2015 and chose to return to clinical negligence litigation.
I have a broad caseload of claims including nursing, orthopaedic, obstetric and vascular claims. I work closely with NHS Resolution and NHS Trusts across London and the South East of England.
I am a solicitor in the Clinical Risk team and specialise in defendant clinical negligence. I work on a broad range of cases, including orthopeadic, complex surgery, obstetric and cosmetic claims for NHS Resolution and private providers of healthcare.
I work closely with NHS Resolution and a number of Trusts in the West Midlands to ensure that claims are dealt with proportionately and as cost effectively as possible, providing support to clinicians throughout the process of a claim. I have undertaken secondments at both NHS Resolution and in the legal department of a large NHS Trust.
I joined Bevan Brittan as a paralegal in the clinical risk team in January 2011 before beginning my training contract in September 2011. I qualified as a solicitor in September 2013.
I am a Solicitor in the Commercial and Infrastructure department of Bevan Brittan.
I advise the public and private sectors on a range of infrastructure projects and services contracts within the energy, waste and renewables sectors, including contractual arrangements, procurement and regulation.
Before qualifying as a Projects Solicitor, I was a Change Project Manager and Freelance Consultant working for clients from the private, public and third sectors. I have advised on all aspects of organisational and operational development and have developed and managed agile and waterfall projects from London to the South West.
I have conducted research and authored reports, articles and press releases on both legal and non-legal topics.
Highlights of current and recent experience:
I am a Solicitor in the Property department, having qualified with the firm in September 2015.
My experience includes commercial property work for both public and private sector clients, but the majority of my work is for the public sector. I have advised on leasehold transactions, disposals, and other property related issues.
I am a Solicitor who regularly advises NHS Trusts, private mental health service providers and other independent healthcare providers on a range of healthcare and health and safety matters.
My particular strengths include representing organisations at inquests, including those engaging Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights and before juries, and advising on a range of health and safety matters.
My experience includes:
Acting on behalf of NHS Trusts in relation to medical deaths, including alleged surgical and nursing failures.
Acting on behalf of Mental Health Trusts in relation to inquests where patients have committed homicides and there are alleged failings in care.
Acting on behalf of Mental Health Trusts following deaths of patients in the community, or those receiving in-patient care whilst detained under the Mental Health Act.
Acting on behalf of care homes at inquests where there has been a death of a service user.
Representing organisations where there have been deaths in prison.
Representing organisations following the death of employees in construction accidents.
Advising organisations on their health and safety obligations, including assistance defending and taking regulatory action.
Alongside my inquest work I also advise clients in relation to regulation by the Care Quality Commission, the Health and Safety Executive, local authorities and the Police. This includes providing advice and support to clients subject to safeguarding investigations and potential prosecutions.
I also undertake Court of Protection and mental capacity work in relation to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, health and welfare applications and financial matters. My work mainly involves representing commissioners in Court of Protection proceedings, and advising on CHC funding and s.117 aftercare responsibilities and issues.
I am a solicitor in the Commercial and Infrastructure department specialising in advising local authorities, developers, contractors, registered providers and other organisations on construction law.
I have prepared and negotiated a range of project documents, including development agreements, construction contracts, consultant appointments, performance security and related project documentation.
I am a solicitor in the Clinical Risk Department specialising in clinical negligence.
I defend the NHS Resolution in a range of high value and complex clinical negligence claims including fatal accidents, ophthalmic, shoulder dystocia, oncology and orthopaedic claims. I contribute regularly to articles and have given presentations to clinicians at the Trust. An important aspect of my work is ensuring that clinicians are supported during the claims process and ensuring that claims are dealt with proportionately and quickly.
I qualified in 2006, joining Bevan Brittan in 2008. Prior to working at Bevan Brittan, I worked in defending general personal injury claims for large insurance companies.
I am a solicitor in the Clinical Risk team in our Birmingham office specialising in clinical negligence.
I defend a range of complex and high value claims including spinal and brain injuries, ophthalmic, obstetric, colorectal and urological injuries and fatal claims. I also have a background in employer's liability and public liability claims which gives me a broad perspective and helps me to approach cases in a robust and cost effective manner.
In the past I have spent time on secondment as acting legal manager at a local Trust which gave me valuable insight into the day to day pressures and challenges faced by NHS staff.
I qualified in 2003 and joined Bevan Brittan in 2012.
I am a solicitor in the Commercial and Infrastructure Department, specialising primarily in contentious construction matters. I also have experience in non-contentious construction matters.
I joined Bevan Brittan in October 2017 after successfully completing my training contract in a niche practice based in London. I have experience in and exposure to Construction Law, Parliamentary/Planning Law, Property Law and Commercial Litigation with a particular focus on large scale housing developments and national infrastructure projects for both private and public sector clients. I also have higher rights of audience in the civil courts throughout England and Wales.
I undertake all types of dispute resolution work for employers, main contractors and subcontractors including adjudication, mediation, and litigation. I also have experience and assist on non-contentious construction matters.
I both qualified as a Solicitor and joined Bevan Brittan in December 2018. I work in the Clinical Risk Department based in the firm’s Birmingham office and I specialise in Clinical Negligence. I work closely with NHS Resolution and the NHS Trusts across the West Midlands, defending claims varying in complexity and value.
Prior to joining Bevan Brittan, I defended personal injury claims for large insurance companies.
I am a solicitor in the Commercial and Infrastructure department of our London office, specialising in Banking and Finance transactions.
I have experience in advising both borrowers and lenders in relation to a variety of finance transactions including real estate finance (development and investment), acquisition finance and project finance.
I joined Bevan Brittan's Medical Law team as a solicitor in 2017. I work primarily representing NHS Trusts at inquests and NHS CCGs in the Court of Protection (Health and Welfare). I also provide medical law, regulatory, commissioner and human rights advice to a broad range of healthcare clients on a day-to-day basis. I am a junior member of the team with a keen interest in developing my practice in mental health: treatment, law and tribunals; prison inquests; and serious medical treatment cases. Prior to qualification I gained experience supporting people seeking asylum as well as representing claimants in industrial disease matters.
I am a solicitor in the Clinical Risk Department specialising in clinical negligence.
Prior to joining Bevan Brittan I trained at Welsh Health Legal Services defending the NHS in Wales against clinical negligence claims. During this time I also assisted with Court of Protection cases, provided general advice, defended personal injury claims and supervised a project involving NHS Continuing Healthcare claims. Prior to this, I spent a year working in the commissioning and mental health departments of an NHS Local Health Board.
Since qualifying I defend claims against the NHS in England on behalf of NHS Resolution. My caseload consists of a broad range of low to medium value cases of varying complexity including Cauda Equina, Oncology, Orthopaedic, Cardiology and Gynaecology claims.
I joined the Healthcare Commercial Property team at Bevan Brittan in June 2018. I have a background in commercial property and general property law since qualifying as a Solicitor in September 2016.
I have experience dealing with a wide range of transactional property matters such as freehold and leasehold acquisitions, leases, agricultural tenancies, deeds of variation, lease surrenders, overage, first registration and title investigation.
I now act mainly on behalf of NHS landlords, Trusts and Foundation Trusts and other healthcare organisations providing advice and assistance with property portfolios including estate management matters, disposals and development projects.
I am a Solicitor in the Commercial and Infrastructure team, working on governance, commercial and contractual issues, with a particular focus on local government and health clients. I advise regularly on partnering arrangements and structures for joint working for the delivery of public services.
Key areas of my work have included advising on, negotiating and drafting documentation on Children's Trusts (and Alternative Delivery Models), including advice in relation to core contractual terms, support service agreements, governance arrangements, performance frameworks and service specifications.
Other contractual advice I have provided has included advising on and drafting contracts for Social Impact Bonds and Section 75 Agreements.
I also have experience of strategy, policy and project management in the charity and education sectors.
I have written several articles including:
How Should Local Authorities Capture New Local Safeguarding Arrangements?
I am a solicitor in the Litigation, Advisory & Regulatory department.
I provide dispute resolution advice to a range of public bodies including local authorities, NHS Trusts and ombudsmen, as well as private sector organisations. This includes acting for both claimants and defendants in general commercial litigation and in judicial review proceedings.
I have particular experience of advising clients on collective actions, including a complex multi-party claim brought by personal search companies against all local authorities in England and Wales and assisting creditors to recover funds deposited in the failed Icelandic banks.
I qualified as a solicitor at Bevan Brittan in March 2017 after having trained with the firm. Prior to this I worked for a number of years as a litigation paralegal in the disputes team at Bevan Brittan and at another leading national firm, which involved advising on collective equal pay claims against local authorities.
I am a solicitor in the Clinical Risk team, based in the firm's Birmingham office.
I work closely with NHS Resolution and NHS Trusts across Birmingham and the West Midlands. I defend a range of complex and high value claims including vascular, colorectal and urological injuries, oncology and fatal claims.
I have spent time on secondment assisting a local hospital Trust as acting Head of Legal Services. This has armed me with an in depth understanding of the on-going and varied complexities associated with the governance of a Trust. I also understand some of the myriad of daily requirements and constant challenges faced by all NHS staff.
My broad commercial, business management and legal background brings with it a natural objective to manage relationships successfully, work proportionately and as cost effectively as possible. This is balanced with providing professional support to clinicians and to all those involved in the progression through to the conclusion of each case I conduct.
I am a Solicitor in Bevan Brittan's planning team. I advise on the full range of planning matters, and have specialist local government expertise - having previously worked for local authority legal services for over half a decade.
I have extensive experience of acting for public, private and third sector clients in both contentious and non-contentious planning matters.
My practice includes: planning agreements, Compulsory Purchase Orders, planning enforcement, technical planning advice, highways matters, planning strategy, public inquiries, statutory appeals and judicial review challenges.
I qualified as a Solicitor in September 2017 and joined Bevan Brittan in June 2018. I have over four years' experience in both residential and commercial property transactions and since joining Bevan Brittan, I now specialise in the Healthcare Commercial Property Team.
I have experience in dealing with a wide range of property transactions including freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals, assignments, grants of new leases and surrenders of existing leases, deeds of variation and rectification, release of covenants and easements, grants of licences and tenancies, and also transfers of unregistered land. I currently act on behalf of NHS Property Services, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and other healthcare organisations, providing practical legal advice and reports in relation to a broad range of these transactions. I have previously acted for high net-worth individuals and limited companies on residential property portfolios and buy-to-let investment properties.
I am a solicitor in the Commercial and Infrastructure department. I represent a range of public and private sector clients.
I advise on a range of corporate and commercial matters in particular, mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, group restructures and corporate governance. I also have particular experience of advising charities in relation to regulatory compliance, governance and mergers.
I qualified as a Solicitor and joined Bevan Brittan in January 2017, having trained at Metcalfes Solicitors in Bristol where I specialised in commercial litigation and employment law. Since joining Bevan Brittan, I have specialised in housing management.
I am a Solicitor at Bevan Brittan. I have experience in all aspects of residential and commercial Property related matters, including disposals, acquisitions, shared ownership, plot sales and security work for private individuals, limited companies and Housing Associations. Based within the Social Housing Team of the Leeds Property Department, I now work almost exclusively with Housing Associations.
I regularly act for Housing Associations in connection with the purchase of development land, including those purchased pursuant to Section106 Agreements, golden brick agreements and development agreements from local authorities and private developer companies.
I deal with lease extensions, auction sales and purchases, deeds of variation, shared ownership matters and infrastructure agreements. I am also regularly involved in property matters acting on behalf of NHS Property Services. Additionally, I specialise in Equine Law, providing advice on all aspects of equine legal services for horse owners and their businesses, and regularly write articles for a leading national equestrian magazine.
I am a nationally-recognised expert in procurement in the EU, UK and internationally, having won Who's Who Lawyer Award For Public Procurement. I also have a strong track record in general commercial law and projects, advising both public and private sectors. Providing tailored, specialist advice in a practical and pragmatic way, I advise clients spanning a broad range of industry sectors including central and local government, education, health, waste, leisure and outsourcing.
My practice covers all areas of procurement from initial project scoping to delivery including advising on preparation of advertisements, pre-qualification and tender documents and new strategies through to issues such as evaluation criteria and methodologies, changes to consortium membership and use of environmental and social issues in procurement.
I have particular expertise in the establishment and use of PPP and PFI, frameworks, joint ventures and development schemes. I have also been heavily involved in procurement challenges through dispute resolution processes and courts and have advised on post-award issues such as contract variation and the failure of contractors. I work with international clients including advising multinationals on internal governance models for procurement and governments on the roll-out of procurement systems in potential new EU member states.
In addition, I provide expert training via workshops and seminars covering the many practical issues arising from working within the regulated procurement system.
Additionally I am Special Professor of Law at the University of Nottingham - in recognition of my contribution to the field of public procurement law and I am on the steering committee of the Procurement Lawyer's Association.
I am a legal executive in the Insurance Claims department, providing costs advice and drafting at all stages of disputes.
I advise insurers and self-insured organisations on a wide range of public liability claims, involving property damage and a variety of personal injury claims. I specialise in particular in advising domestic insurers on liability claims made against their policyholders.
I also run a portfolio of cases involving infant claimants and have a strong record of disposing of these claims cost effectively.
I gained considerable experience from a secondment, as Acting Legal Claims Manager, to one of the team's self-insured clients. This gave me an invaluable 'client perspective', and emphasised to me the importance to the client of keeping legal costs proportionate to the amount at stake in any dispute.
I am a legal assistant in the property department at Bevan Brittan with over 14 years of experience in property transactions.
I work for a wide range of clients both in the public and private sector such as Housing Associations, Local Authorities and private companies.
My work includes dealing with disposals of new build properties on various developments, shared ownership disposals, plot sales, staircasing, Right to Buys, Rights to Acquire, disposals of land and auction sales.