The UK guide ranks the best law firms and solicitors handling healthcare-related legal work. Firms and lawyers are recognized for their representation of hospitals, public and private sector healthcare providers and medical institutions, including NHS Trusts, GP surgeries, pharmacies and elderly and social care providers.
Our coverage of individual practitioners is divided between three tables: Corporate/Commercial, Contentious and Regulatory.
The Corporate/Commercial section includes general governance work, M&A, restructuring, procurement and commercial contracts. The Contentious table includes treatment claims, Human Rights Act claims arising out of systemic negligence and various other inquests and investigations. The Regulatory table includes practitioners working on regulatory aspects of corporate acquisitions, as well as advising on UK medicines legislation and regulations for healthcare service providers.
There are also separate tables listing lawyers for their expertise in assisting patients and providers with mental health issues, including detentions under the Mental Health Act, the application of the Mental Capacity Act and alleged breaches of the Equality Act.
Law firm departments ranked in the top band include DAC Beachcroft LLP, Mills & Reeve LLP, Hill Dickinson LLP and Bevan Brittan.
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