- London, Southampton
- practitioners, commercial
- 020 7484 7575
Justin specialises in providing legal advice to the primary care healthcare sector, and has nearly 30 years’ experience. Justin’s healthcare and public sector focus encompasses advice on governance and commercial issues for primary care networks (PCNs) GP alliances and federations and GP partnership issues, including mergers and disputes. Justin also advises consultants forming LLPs and companies to provide private services or to collaborate in providing services to the NHS. He was at the forefront of setting up PCNs and now as they mature, working with the Hempsons’ primary care team.
Justin’s recent work includes joint venture agreements between different healthcare providers, and contracts to deliver services at scale as part of integrated care systems. Justin is an integral part of the Hempsons’ primary care team across all four of our offices and continues to develop the services we provide for GPs and other healthcare practitioners in the private and NHS sectors.
Main areas of expertise
- Primary Care Networks contracting, employment and incorporation
- GP partners and partnership disputes
- GP federations and alliances
- joint ventures and contracts between public and private organisations
- corporate governance, shareholders’ and LLP members’ agreements
- corporate governance
- practice mergers and partnership deeds
The clients he works with
- Primary Care Networks (PCNs)
- GP federations and alliances
- GPs and GP practices
- hospital consultants
- private healthcare companies and social enterprises
Justin Cumberlege, a Partner in the healthcare law firm Hempsons, provides advice to practice managers on becoming directors of companies.
Simply put, if you are not trading in a corporate entity you are going to be personally liable for any uninsured losses. If you are a sole trader or a traditional unincorporated general partnership, your house and all your other personal assets are exposed to be taken if a large claim is successfully made against you in connection with your business and the business does not have sufficient resources to meet the liability. When you are trading as an incorporated body, your liability is limited to the value of the business.
Justin Cumberlege provides some guidance on how to address under-performing partners, or conduct issues, in a partnership deed in his latest Practice Management article
Justin Cumberlege, a partner in the healthcare law firm Hempsons, highlights some considerations when taking on a new GP partner.
There have been significant changes in GP primary care and Justin Cumberlege, a partner in our GP team, highlights what needs updating in partnership deeds
If you are thinking of changing PCNs, leaving your PCN or opting out of the Network Contract DES, you must inform your CCG by 30th April at the latest.
Justin Cumberlege, partner at specialist law firm Hempsons, looks at what you need to do to obtain consent if you want your practice to become a company
The main thrust of the paper is to put ICS (integrated Care Systems) onto a statutory footing, and provide the statutory foundation for the reforms which are a progression of the Five Year Forward View (which was published 7 years ago now) and the NHS Long Term Plan published in 2019.
NHS England issued a letter on 21 January 2021 summarising changes to the GMS contract for 2021/2022. Ongoing uncertainty arising from the pandemic means that there will need to be further changes to the contract in the course of the year.
Justin Cumberlege, from specialist healthcare law firm Hempsons, provides some guidance on the type of company you may want for your primary care network and whether a community interest company might be right for you.
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