Health & Social Care Barristers

"They provide London quality of clerking, client service and commercial awareness at regional prices. No one else in the region comes close."
Chambers UK 2014

Our members offer expertise in various issues arising in healthcare regulation.

Recent work includes:

  • Acting in disputes between healthcare and social services authorities, and in challenges to NHS decisions to refuse continuing healthcare funding.
  • Acting for and advising the MOJ in a range of challenges concerning the provision of prison healthcare, including external mental healthcare provision to prisoners.
  • Advising on challenges to commissioning decisions under the NHS (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) Regulations 2013.
  • Advising on allegations of abuse of dominance against an NHS primary provider.
  • Advising on the preparation of tenders for medical supply contracts, and the lawfulness of price rebates in the NHS.
  • Advising in relation to a potential public law dispute arising from the NHS (General Medical Services Contracts) (Wales) Regulations 2004.

We also act in social care and mental health cases, including:

  • Adult social care, care home funding, support under the Care Act 2014.
  • Children’s services, including support under Part III of the Children Act 1989, leaving care services, support for families with no recourse to public funds and age assessment judicial reviews.
  • Mental health and aftercare under s.117 of the MHA 1983.

Clerk Contact Information

For further information and enquiries please contact Lucy Northeast or Justin Emmett on 0117 930 9000.