As a long-standing provider of legal services to the health sector, Hill Dickinson understands the key issues and motivators facing healthcare organisations.

With specialists in all areas of healthcare law, ranging from inquests to procurement and property to criminal matters, we offer practical, timely advice and a proactive response to all matters leading to early resolution and a reduction in legal costs.

We act for more than 100 healthcare organisations and know the importance of providing immediate access to high quality legal advice on diverse health issues in the NHS and independent healthcare sectors. Our 24 hour health sector helpline provides clients with direct access to our legal experts.

Our clients

In the public sector we act on behalf of more than 80 NHS bodies in the North West of England, covering Cumbria, Staffordshire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. We are also appointed to the NHS Litigation Authority's clinical negligence and EL/PL panels and to all ten areas of the North West Collaborative Commercial Agency's legal framework.

We are also on the Re:source panel in the East Midlands and the HPC and LPP panels - the UK's largest healthcare procurement organisations representing more than 130 NHS bodies in the Midlands and London area.

In the independent healthcare sector, we advise a range of bodies including BMI Healthcare and HCA Healthcare. We also advise public and independent organisations on the delivery of dental healthcare.

Key contacts

Richard Watson
Business Group Leader: Health
Richard Watson
+44 (0)151 600 8000
Lawford Martin
Partner - Head of Healthcare and healthcare property
Lawford Martin
+44 (0)161 817 7311


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