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Jacqui Atkinson

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Jacqui joined us as our national Head of Employment Healthcare in June 2018.

She has 20 years of experience in advising Trust Boards and senior NHS managers on employment issues in the health and care sector. Her appointment also bolsters the firm’s healthcare practice. She is a member of the Browne Jacobson Health Strategy Board.

She has built up a strong reputation for her expertise in advising Trusts on managing doctors' performance, conduct and capability issues. She has led multi-disciplinary lawyer teams supporting clients facing serious investigations involving the Police, GMC, NMC and the Coroner. She has also advised NHS Trusts on regulatory issues such as fitness to practice and duty of candour.

Her wider employment practice includes advising on whistleblowing, complex disciplinary/grievance cases, discrimination, TUPE, redundancy, organisational change and mergers. She is a highly experienced litigator and regularly advises clients on the strategy and management of defending ET claims. She was the lawyer who successfully led at all stages from ET to the Court of Appeal on the age discrimination case of Woodcock v Cumbria PCT.

Jacqui has been involved in advising Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust on aspects of a doctor case, one of her areas of expertise.