- 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 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)
Primary healthcare law experts Justin Cumberlege and Robert McCartney host our first podcast of the year, discussing what the new Provider Selection Regime means for primary healthcare providers.
New procurement regulations have been laid before Parliament which, when in force, will make considerable changes to the commissioning of health care services including, in particular, primary care.
Some key points you should consider when entering a contract are outlined here by Justin Cumberlege, a partner at specialist healthcare legal firm Hempsons.
Primary care partner Justin Cumberlege looks at what you need to do if you want to turn your GP partnership into a company.
In the latest episode of our GP podcast series, primary care expert Justin Cumberlege speaks to Sam Wright, a senior solicitor in our healthcare advisory team, about the role of GPs in the inquest process.
Reviewing things now will help ensure Primary Care Networks (PCNs) have the framework and flexibility to evolve and develop to meet the demands of 2024, advise lawyers Justin Cumberlege and Robert McCartney. First published in AISMA’s Summer 2023 edition.
After three years of being a primary care network (PCN), most have developed a way of making decisions, sharing the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) staff and the costs, as well as distributing any surpluses.
Have you considered that the practice might be better if it merged or was part of another practice?
Justin Cumberlege, a Partner in the healthcare law firm Hempsons, considers points at issue in the provision of additional roles reimbursement scheme staff by primary care networks.
The Health and Care Bill received Royal Assent on 28 April and is now the Health and Care Act 2022. In this article, Justin Cumberlege explores what it might mean for the future of GP practices.
“Justin was fantastic in supporting us and very knowledgeable.”
“A deep understanding of the healthcare sector.”