Expert Legal Advice for Healthcare Practitioners

Professional healthcare practitioners, whatever their discipline, require specialist legal support. Our expert team of lawyers advise professional practitioners on partnerships, real estate, employment, regulatory and criminal law issues.

On the commercial and partnership side it is vital to take into account the overall medical and, where relevant, NHS regulatory framework, particularly as there are many legal challenges for doctors to overcome. Failure to take this into account is likely to result in you being deprived of benefits which should otherwise be open to you in the commercial environment. Our unique team of partnership specialists includes dual-qualified dentists, doctors and lawyers whose combined knowledge offers an unrivalled insight into the specific legal challenges and opportunities facing doctors, dentists and other professional practitioners.

In the regulatory and crime arena we defend doctors, dentists and a wide range of other practitioners and professionals either directly or via medical defence organisations and insurers.

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“You and your team have been truly amazing but also above that, have shown me true care and concern. For that I am grateful, as well as for your tremendous legal skill. Clients are truly lucky to have you and your company behind them, so I thank you all.”

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Setting up GP provider organisations and federations

Advising General Practitioners across the country on transforming primary care by setting up over 50 GP provider organisations or federations to extend primary and out of hospital care services; these organisations represent a patient population in excess of 12 million and include Iceni Healthcare with 174 Practices across Norfolk and Waveney, Somerset Primary Care (94 Practices) and BIG Practice (Birmingham Integrated General Practice) of over 100 Practices.

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  • Chambers UK 2023
    “Justin was fantastic in supporting us and very knowledgeable.”
  • Legal 500 2022
    “The “pragmatic yet brilliant” Ross Clark and “first rate” Justin Cumberlege head the practice.”
  • Legal 500 2022
    “Healthcare sector specific – in depth knowledge with one stop range of expertise and specialisms.”
  • Legal 500 2022
    “The team at Hempsons essentially did “what it said on the tin”! They communicated well throughout the team so I could speak to anyone any time rather than waiting for a particular person to be in. I was introduced to the team properly. Billing was clear, fair and done regularly. The advice I received was sensible, measured and calming. When we needed to collaborate with other legal firms who also represented me, Hempsons were inclusive and proactive, definitely “going the extra mile”.”
  • Legal 500 2022
    “Expert knowledge and experience in Primary Care including GP practices and Dental practices.”
  • Legal 500 2022
    “Hempsons industry specific knowledge of the healthcare sector is impossible to match. Their ability to unpick and offer comprehensive, pragmatic advice and solutions in the generally opaque area of Primary Care Networks sets them head and shoulders above other firms.”
  • Chambers UK 2023
    “They have fantastic knowledge and an ability to look outside the box. One of the most empowering feelings is knowing that Hempsons will buy into your vision and support you to achieve it.”
  • Chambers UK 2023
    “Hempsons has a market-leading team experienced in all aspects of healthcare partnership law.”
  • Chambers UK 2023
    “I was very impressed with the service we received from Hempsons - they were always available and willing to help.”
  • Chambers UK 2023
    “The team provides high-quality and timely service and has excellent understanding of this sector.”
  • Chambers UK 2023
    “The lawyers explained all the issues clearly, understood our needs and were responsive to our queries.”
  • Chambers UK 2023
    “Their knowledge is second to none and is combined with the ability to explain complex matters to clients with limited legal knowledge.”
  • Chambers UK 2023
    “I was very impressed with the knowledge, level of care and support I received from Ross.”
  • Chambers UK 2023
    “Ross has an amazing knowledge of primary care, both strategically and in terms of what it's like on the ground.”
  • Chambers UK 2023
    “Ross consistently provides a professional and timely service demonstrating real depth of sector knowledge.”
  • Chambers UK 2023
    “He is extremely supportive and very collaborative.”
  • Legal 500 2022
    “Ross Clark. Extremely engaging, knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Really respectful and thoroughly decent. He has a good team around him who work very well – from my side he’s developed a good culture and leads a happy and very hard-working team. He has a happy knack of being able to distil and simplify very complex issues within healthcare.’”
  • Legal 500 2022
    “Ross Clark has “deep personal knowledge and expertise” in medical partnerships and dispute work”
  • Chambers UK 2023
    “Tania Francis is held in high regard for her defence of medical practitioners in GMC and GDC investigations. She is also adept at assisting with criminal proceedings and regulatory inquiries. ”
  • Chambers UK 2023
    “She is very hard-working, thoughtful and intelligent. She is very good at thinking out of the box.”
  • Legal 500 2022
    “Tania Francis is a qualified doctor and brings an invaluable perspective to any defence team.”