Charles Russell Speechlys

Healthcare Department

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What the team is known for Advises healthcare organisations and other market players on major development projects, M&A, investments and disputes, including inquests and judicial reviews. Also advises on NHS legislation and regulations governing the pharmaceutical sector. Frequently called upon by dental, veterinary and care home businesses.

Strengths Interviewees characterise the lawyers within the team as "hard-working, with a great attention to detail," in addition to praising them for their ability to "make quick decisions and ensure things move forward."

Clients praise the firm for its "broad selection of services that can be utilised within a transaction."

Work highlights Advised CareTech Holdings on its £372 million acquisition of Cambian, effected by way of a court-approved scheme of arrangement. Following completion of the transaction, the combined group became the second largest UK social care operator by revenue.

Notable practitioners

Noel Wardle has particular expertise in the pharmacy sector, where he advises on regulatory aspects of corporate acquisitions, as well as issues regarding UK medicines legislation. Clients say: "He is very knowledgeable about the healthcare sector, knows the legal framework extremely well and has a very practical approach to coming up with the best solution."