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Depth and breadth of expertise and sector knowledge are key to our success as healthcare lawyers.

Complementing the traditional health and social care advice we have extended our offerings to cover a full range of legal services delivered by specialist healthcare law teams.

We offer services geared towards our key market sectors to ensure that our clients (both public and private sector), receive the right advice from the right person, at the right time and in a cost efficient manner. Our health law knowledge means that we can quickly get to grips with the key issues facing you and your organisation and work with you to deliver the right solution.

In the NHS alone, Hempsons’ clients include over 180 organisations, trusts and foundation trusts, commissioning bodies and NHS England’s Area Teams. We also act for private healthcare providers and hundreds of individual GPs, dentists and other healthcare-related professionals and practitioners at any one time. The firm’s ‘top 10′ charities practice has in excess of 160 clients, comprising charity and not-for-profit organisations of all sizes and our charity solicitors have extensive experience in this area.

We are committed to our clients and to understanding them, their needs, objectives and business environments. This is particularly true in helping them manage the challenge and opportunities flowing from sustainability and transformation plans. Our healthcare lawyers offer practical interpretations of the changes in law and statutes, so that our clients can add value to their business models with the benefit of our advice and support.

The service we provide is responsive and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At the outset of any project or piece of work we agree with our clients the work to be done, costs and timetable. The advice we provide is commercial and practical and given/written in plain English.

We are both Lexcel and Investors in People accredited to assure clients of a quality service. A list of partners is available on the key contacts page and is also open to inspection at our head office at 100 Wood Street, London EC2V 7AN.

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Trust Matters

“Trust Matters”. These are the bywords of the Charity Commission for its recent report on public trust in charities, issued in July.

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Case law update: Multiple Defendants and QOCS

The lead Judgment in Cartwright is a barrier for successful Defendants who wish to recover the costs of defending personal injury claims. Lord Justice Coulson upheld the Cost Judge's decision that that sums payable under a Tomlin order by D1 to the Claimant were not covered by CPR r.44.14(1).  On that basis, the successful D2, Venduct, could not recover their legal costs from the damages paid by D1 to the Claimant under the Tomlin order. Unfortunately for Defendants, settlements reached under CPR r.36 are not covered by the QOWCS regime either.

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