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What Justin can do for you
Justin joined Hempsons as a partner in April 2019. He 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 advising consultants forming LLPs and companies and 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.
Justin’s 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.
Main areas of expertise
- GP federations and social enterprises
- Joint ventures between public and private organisations
- Corporate governance, shareholders’ and LLP members’ agreements
- Formation of corporate groups
- Practice mergers and partnership deeds
The clients he works with
- 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, suggests how Primary Care Networks should prepare to work with other providers
Can we cancel booked annual leave? Can we make staff carry forward annual leave into the next leave year? Can we force staff to take holiday?
We can help you with legal issues impacting your practice as a result of Covid-19 or the practice generally. Click here for details.
At the special conference of LMCs on 11th March an overwhelming majority (3 to 2) voted in favour of resolutions. Could this be the end of PCNs?
The BMA and NHS England have released an update of the GP Contract for 2020/21 – 2023/24. Read more here.
NHSE hosted a Twitter chat yesterday on PCN workforce. Much of the focus was around recruitment issues, but accountability for and by PCN is crucial.
PCN Specifications have been published and will be discussed today on twitter. The Outline Service Specifications for the Network Contract can be found here.
Justin Cumberlege, a partner in the healthcare law firm Hempsons, specialises in advising GPs. Here he considers partnership disputes and how to avoid them.
With all of the work you are doing at the moment in relation to primary care networks and other forms of collaboration, it is easy to forget, or put to one side, your own internal practice arrangements.
We are delighted to announce that Hempsons has been shortlisted for its Partnership work in the Legal 500 Awards 2020.
“A deep understanding of the healthcare sector.”