Justin Cumberlege

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 was fantastic in supporting us and very knowledgeable.” (Chambers and Partners)

The “pragmatic yet brilliant” Ross Clark and “first rate” Justin Cumberlege head the practice. (Legal 500)

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  • Chambers UK 2023
    “Justin was fantastic in supporting us and very knowledgeable.”
  • Legal 500 2019
    “A deep understanding of the healthcare sector.”