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Our specialist Healthcare team is fully tuned into the pressures, opportunities and innovations affecting health and social care providers, and the challenges brought about by significant changes in the healthcare sector in recent years.

We provide the full range of legal advice and guidance to help you understand and navigate ongoing changes, and act for a wide range of clients. This includes GP practices and Primary Care Networks (PCNs), health tech companies, care home groups, social enterprises, pharmacies, dental and veterinary practices, NHS Trusts and other providers of healthcare services.

Approachable experts on hand for any healthcare-related legal advice and support

We can advise you on matters such as:

Our in-depth health sector experience includes:

  • acting for Phoenix Learning & Care Group on a major refinancing project and on various acquisitions
  • advising Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust on matters including property, employment, commercial contracts and charity law advice
  • advising an NHS trust on a number of senior exits
  • advising various providers of primary care out of hours services on a wide range of different matters
  • advising PCNs on their network agreement and their structure
  • advising on GP practice mergers
  • acting for health tech start-up companies on collaboration agreements, registering IP and protecting their brand
  • acting on care home group, veterinary practice, dental practice and pharmacy acquisitions and sales
  • challenging CQC inspection reports on behalf of clients and disputing fines issued by the CQC for breach of regulations
  • acting for hospices on various commercial agreements

And here is what some of our clients say:

“They have been very responsive when we had an issue which needed a timely response. They clearly understand the sector we are involved in and the rules and regulations which apply. The advice given was clear, understandable and timely. Clear heads were kept, where we were under pressure due to the circumstances, which was extremely helpful.” 

Legal 500 (2020)

“We really value the relationship we have with Stephens Scown.  We know we can discuss any issue with them.”

Paula Martin, Chief Executive of Cornwall Air Ambulance

“Stephens Scown has been a ray of sunshine, helping us to navigate the legal concerns and giving practical advice on the wider issues.  The speed of response has also been key. We know we can pick up the phone and speak with our solicitor and get an answer when we need it.”

Trevor Chalker, Treasurer of Cornwall Animal Hospital

“The team at Stephens Scown have provided robust, effective and timely legal advice in all corporate, property and employment aspects of our business. A trusted partner for a number of years, I have been impressed and comforted by the depth of experience and knowledge that has allowed us to navigate what  at times has been complex and challenging legal landscape; pragmatic, creative and informed, Stephens Scown have been able to both focus on the finer detail of specific legal matters but have also been able to provide guidance on achieving our key strategic aims.”

Francois Delbaere, Financial Director of Phoenix Learning and Care Group


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