Mills & Reeve LLP

Healthcare Department

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What the team is known for Well-resourced practice catering to public and independent healthcare organisations. Represents clients in transactions and investigations and contributes policy advice in relation to emerging developments in the sector. Experienced advising on the delivery of transformative IT projects for healthcare sector organisations, as well as assisting with data protection issues. Sought after for experience handling high-profile incidents and inquests.

Strengths Market sources highlight: "They are absolutely top notch. They have a breadth of knowledge and a number of people available in any discipline."

Clients describe Mills & Reeve as "a high-quality, friendly firm with good client focus and strong commercial acumen."

A client notes: "We've been extremely pleased with the service. They're available, flexible, knowledgeable, diligent and experienced."

Work highlights Represented 12 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the North East and Cumbria in an application for judicial review by Bayer and Novartis. These pharmaceutical companies sought to challenge recommendations made by the CCGs to NHS clinicians regarding medicines offered to patients for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration.

Notable practitioners

Julian Smith has notable expertise advising private sector clients on a range of transactions in the healthcare sector. He regularly assists healthcare providers with significant acquisitions and disposals.