NHS


The National Health Service is a vital part of our public services and the UK economy. With people living longer, those with disabilities being supported to live fuller lives and giant scientific and technological advances, expert legal advice is necessary, both for those working within the NHS and also for local authorities, businesses and voluntary organisations working in the sector. 

Healthcare is a core strength for Trowers & Hamlins and we can help you navigate the NHS world of legislation and policy with sound commercial advice, broad insight and unique expertise. From major infrastructure projects, asset management and planning to challenges on continuing care funding and support on inquests – we work with our clients to build better environments and to support the delivery of clinical care. Our long history and varied client base means that we have built a unique expertise in a blend of public and private work from which all our clients benefit.

With strategic locations across the UK, (and also in the Middle East and Malaysia), and key relationships with the NHS and other public sector legal services framework hubs that cover all of the UK, you can access our expertise wherever you are based and you can be sure that you have our entire health and social care team at your fingertips.

We are acknowledged by our peers and other industry experts for the quality and breadth of our practice. We can help you to deliver large, complex deals ranging from major hospital redevelopments (in many cases with One Public Estate funding support) through to new GP surgery developments backed by innovative new funding routes. We offer the full range of legal services that NHS bodies and others working in the field require. We have experts in specialties such as mental health, NHS governance, judicial review, counter fraud and CQC registration. In addition as you would expect we have employment and pensions expertise, and regularly advise on procurement and contract law, joint ventures, data protection and freedom of information, health and safety, town and country planning, environmental issues, energy and sustainability.

Our team is committed to delivering our services to support the delivery of NHS healthcare to the benefit of patients. We welcome the NHS Long Term Plan and have excellent working relationships with the DHSC, NHS England, NHS Improvement and industry bodies such as Hefma. We are convinced of the role of the NHS as a cornerstone of society and are working alongside clients and industry leaders to pioneer the next generation of health services.

In brief

  • Extensive experience across all types of NHS real estate and construction
  • Experts in regeneration schemes that create thousands of jobs, homes (including keyworker accommodation) and vital infrastructure
  • Working with DHSC on pharmaceutical pricing controls
  • Advising on introduction of new sources of finance and technology into the sector
  • Protecting our clients against legal challenges
  • Pioneering the future of integrated health service delivery with local authority, housing and charity partners
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Trowers & Hamlins re-appointed to the NHS Commercial Solutions legal services framework

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Consultation on extending redundancy protection for mothers and new parents

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