Nadya Wolferstan

What Nadya can do for you

Nadya is a partner in the Hempsons’ healthcare advisory team. She works on a variety of healthcare issues including clinical governance, mental health law interpretation, public inquiries, judicial review challenges, information governance, inquests and clinical negligence actions.

A significant part of Nadya’s practice is inquest law acting for a variety of NHS trusts and clinicians. She also has considerable experience in human rights challenges within the healthcare context having acted for the Mental Health Trust in 2009’s Court of Appeal decision of Allen v Coroner for Inner North London and the NHS Trust in the Supreme Court mental health law case of Rabone v Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. Both cases explored issues of Article 2 and the right to life.

She regularly advises on best interests and withdrawal cases on behalf of the NHS and is experienced in supporting teams and staff involved in these hearings while under media scrutiny.

In 2013, she acted for the successful campaign group Save Our Surgery in the public consultation judicial review relating to the future of paediatric cardiac surgery within the UK.

Nadya has a masters in medical law and ethics and was fortunate to undertake a fellowship at Harvard Medical School between 2008/2009 focusing on access to healthcare. This has provided an insight into healthcare reform on both sides of the Atlantic.

Main areas of expertise

  • Funding disputes and access to healthcare
  • Clinical governance
  • Inquests and inquiries
  • Mental capacity and treatment
  • Social care policy and personalisation
  • Judicial review and public consultation

The clients she works with

  • NHS acute and foundation trusts
  • NHS provider and commissioning bodies
  • NHS mental health trusts
  • NHS Resolution
  • Third sector providers of health and social care
  • Independent sector providers of health and social care

Professional Memberships 

  • Medico-Legal Society

Recent external publications

Personalisation: Exploring the Legal Implications (ACEVO)

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