Sam Stone

What Sam can do for you

Sam graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2010, having studied law, and completed the LPC with BPP in 2012. Following his LPC Sam worked as part of a team carrying out independent investigations into homicides within the mental health system, as well as investigations into more general issues of poor performance in the healthcare sector.

Sam joined Hempsons in July 2013 as a paralegal in the healthcare litigation team and completed seats in the employment, healthcare advisory, healthcare litigation and corporate/commercial departments during his training contract qualifying as a solicitor in September 2016.

Sam works across the commercial and healthcare advisory teams, assisting clients with a broad range of disputes relating to the commissioning, purchase and provision of health & social care. Sam has experience of commercial contract disputes, procurement challenges and judicial review proceedings and has taken part in ADR and mediation processes in addition to litigated matters.

Main areas of expertise

  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Commercial contracts
  • Procurement challenges

The clients he works with

  • NHS trusts
  • Clinical commissioning groups
  • Private & third sector healthcare providers
  • Social care organisations


  • Post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) 2012
  • BA (Hons), Law 2010

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Managing disagreements around discharge arrangements

Hospitals across the country are coming under increasing pressure as a result of the current winter crisis. NHS Providers has written to Jeremy Hunt to outline concerns that the NHS does not have sufficient beds or staff to manage the volume of required admissions. The need for Trusts to promptly discharge patients who are well enough to leave hospital has never been more intense.

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Newsflash: Automatic suspension maintained – first automatic suspension case post NDA

Hempsons acted on behalf of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (the “Trusts”) in resisting an application made by Lancashire County Council (the “Council”) to lift the automatic suspension in a procurement challenge. As a result of the claim issued by the Trusts at the end of last year, the Council were automatically suspended from signing the contract with Virgin Care Services Limited (“Virgin”). The Council made an application to lift the automatic suspension. The lifting application was heard on 25 January 2018, and the Court’s judgment has now been handed down.

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