New partner Justin Cumberlege further strengthens Hempsons’ primary care team

New partner Justin Cumberlege further strengthens Hempsons’ primary care team

Hempsons’ successful primary care team has been further strengthened by the arrival of another nationally-renowned sector leader, as GP specialist Justin Cumberlege joins our London office as a partner.

Justin specialises in providing legal advice to the primary care healthcare sector, and has over 25 years’ experience. Justin’s healthcare and public sector focus encompasses advice on governance and commercial issues for the sector as well as charitable organisations. He has in-depth expertise in mergers of GP practices, forming GP federations and primary care organisations, and looks forward to applying this expertise to help primary care networks. His recent work includes joint venture agreements, sharing of staff between practices, and contracts to deliver services at scale in one of the pilot Integrated Care Systems. Justin will be working closely with the other members of the Hempsons primary care team across all four of our offices to continue to develop the services we provide for GPs and other healthcare practitioners.

Chris Morris, Hempsons’ Senior Partner, commented “We are absolutely delighted that Justin has chosen to join our team. He’s a well-known leader in the primary care field and will help us to ensure that we stay ahead of the competition in terms of the quality of advice and expertise we can offer healthcare practitioners.”

Justin’s arrival comes soon after Alison Oliver joined our Newcastle office as a partner earlier this year, to continue her work with GP and dental practices and multi-practice healthcare organisations. Alison has over twelve years’ experience of advising healthcare businesses, helping them find practical solutions to the unique and complex challenges they face.

These additions to the Hempsons primary care team follow on from other recent senior additions to the firm’s wider commercial team, which has seen Michael Rourke promoted to partner in London, and Oliver Crich rejoining the firm as a partner in our Manchester office.

Michael Rourke is based in our London Corporate Commercial team advising clients on a wide range of matters operating across the health and social care sectors – including work on NHS mergers, contracting, governance matters and leading on health tech and health start-ups.

Oliver Crich will be based in our Manchester office and specialises in advising on a broad range of commercial, transactional and procurement issues facing health, social and third sector organisations – as part of our Corporate Commercial service in the North West.

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