Blake Morgan

Healthcare Department

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What the team is known for Provides support on complex and ambitious projects for NHS trusts, executive agencies and independent healthcare providers. Expertise in national and commissioning area policy, reconfiguration and procurement as well as regulatory and contentious matters of all kinds. Assists with the establishment of joint ventures and new care models. Advises medical technology innovators on consultancy and supply arrangements with NHS organisations.

Strengths Sources reveal: "They can tailor their advice to the client, which is a great help. You can also call on them at the drop of a hat and they'll throw whatever is necessary at a case."

Clients highlight the team for its "commercial and practical approach," saying: "They find solutions rather than endless difficulties."

Work highlights Successfully defended NHS England in a procurement claim relating to hepatitis C medicines. The claim was brought by AbbVie, which alleged that certain elements of the procurement process breached the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and Directive 2014/24/EU.

Notable practitioners

Bruce Potter has a strong track record assisting NHS clients with the full range of commercial matters, including advising on procurement strategies and related disputes. He is also adept at assisting with regulatory due diligence and compliance issues. According to market sources, he is "well connected and understands the system inside out."

Eve Piffaretti frequently represents clients in court proceedings and investigations, in addition to advising on the full spectrum of matters arising in the sector, including data protection and mental health law. Market sources consider her to be "very knowledgeable," while an impressed client reveals that she is "very focused on delivering value for money."