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Capsticks Solicitors LLP

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Partners: 48
Other fee-earners: 300

Administrative Law:
Ian Cooper
Clinical Law: Peter Marquand
Corporate & Commercial: Stephen Tainsh
Litigation: David Firth
Mark Whiting
Employment: Victoria Watson
Housing: Chimi Shakohoxha, Michael Owen, Jonathan Hulley
Real Estate: Sam Hopkins

The Firm
Capsticks is a leading national law firm in the health, housing and social care sectors and also has an unrivalled understanding of the regulatory and emergency services sectors. The firm provides a full-service offering for all of its clients and is well regarded for its practical and innovative commercial solutions. Due to its unique position in acting for health and housing clients, the firm is deeply involved in brokering meetings between the two sectors and working with them to help the health sector develop step down facilities and other leading collaboration schemes.

Principal Areas of Work
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. The team include CQC specialists and has one of the largest inquest teams nationally.

Corporate & Commercial: Capsticks’ Corporate and Commercial Department advises a wide range of international Med Tech companies, private healthcare providers, social housing providers and banks and investors which fund these sectors, as well as a large number of NHS commissioners and providers. The range of work includes advising on new models of supplying into the NHS, collaborations and joint ventures between public sector and private sector entities to develop and exploit new technology, international agency and distribution agreements, acquisitions and disposals and software contracts and IP issues.

Specialists in the resolution of commercial and property disputes across healthcare and housing, the team advises on a wide range of litigious issues such as defamation and social media law, contract disputes, High Court litigation, disrepair and insolvency and health and safety liability.

The firm’s leading regulatory team act for healthcare regulatory bodies and a growing number of non- healthcare regulators including the Solicitors Regulation Authority, providing support on advice from early investigations to advocacy and everything in between.

One of the largest healthcare employment teams in the country, the firm is involved in the most significant cases on complex doctor cases involving the national framework, Maintaining High Professional Standards (MHPS). It provides a 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 well established team acts for a range of public and private sector healthcare clients and housing providers on real estate matters. In addition to complex and innovative joint venture redevelopments, they act on some of the largest and most politically sensitive hospital developments, NHS surplus land sales and urban regeneration schemes in the country. The team acts for over 200 housing providers supporting complex development programmes and asset management.