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Capsticks Solicitors LLP

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Partners: 46
Other fee-earners: 226

Administrative Law:
Ian Cooper
Clinical Law: Peter Marquand
Commercial: Mike Clifford
Commercial Litigation & Regulatory: David Firth
Employment: Martin Hamilton
Real Estate: Sam Hopkins
Social Housing: Michael Owen

The Firm
Capsticks is the leading national law firm in the health, housing and social care sectors and also has an unrivalled understanding of the emergency services sector. The firm provides a full service offering for all of its clients and is well regarded for its commercial, market-driven solutions. Current clients include The Department of Health, NHS Resolution, NHS England, NHS Improvement, The General Dental Council, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Barts Health NHS Trust, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, The Medical Defence Union for Scotland, Clarion Housing Group, Notting Hill Housing, Poplar HARCA, Aster, Sovereign Housing Association and The Metropolitan Police.

Capsticks acts on the most ground breaking, high-value and politically sensitive cases in the health, social care and housing sectors. This year’s highlights include advising a major NHS Trust on a project with Deepmind (a Google subsidiary) around healthcare AI, helping to resolve the Junior Doctor’s contract dispute and advising a Trust as part of the Hillsborough Inquests. Capsticks’ specialist housing team acts for over 150 registered providers nationwide and case highlights include, representing Poplar HARCA to obtain one of the largest Unlawful Profit Orders in the country, acting on major repairs procurement and IT contract arrangements for G15 clients and acting for Moat Housing advising on several complex leasehold interpretation issues. The firm’s HR Advisory services (non-legal) provides an extensive range of consultancy services for all its markets.

Principal Areas of Work
The firm’s work is divided between the clinical law; commercial; dispute resolution; employment and real estate departments.

Clinical Law: This team acts for NHS Resolution, dealing with a large volume of clinical law advisory matters such as consent-to-treatment cases and mental health issues. The department has a strong reputation for advising on sensitive and high-profile cases and judicial reviews of major service reconfiguration decisions. The team also deals with medical malpractice insurers, including disasters arising from obstetric accidents, which comprise some of the largest PI claims in this country.

Commercial: This team provides full legal support on NHS and private healthcare and housing M&A, major procurement projects and joint ventures. The work is carried out in multi-disciplinary teams with members of the real estate and employment departments.

Dispute Resolution: This team specialises in the resolution of commercial and property disputes across healthcare and housing. Clients also include healthcare regulatory bodies and a growing number of nonhealthcare regulators including the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Employment: This team is one of the largest healthcare employment teams in the country. It provides an HR advisory and consultancy service to healthcare bodies. The team has a close working partnership with NHS Employers providing NHS workforce leaders with access to expert HR, legal and business advice. The team also acts for housing providers, GP Federations and Emergency Services providers offering HR support including advice relating to organisational change and TUPE.

Real Estate: This team acts for an unrivalled number of public and private sector healthcare clients and housing providers on real estate matters. In addition to complex and innovative joint venture redevelopments, it acts on some of the largest and most politically sensitive hospital developments, NHS surplus land sales and urban regeneration schemes in the country. The firm acts for over 150 housing providers supporting complex development programmes and asset management.