Mark is a senior lawyer in Capsticks’ Commercial team who advises on a range of commercial, corporate, procurement and general contracting areas for both NHS and private sector clients and has a particular specialism in in primary care contracting/commissioning.
In addition to working with GP Practice wishing to federate/merge, Mark is assisting a number or primary care and acute providers on collaborative working, particularly as part of the drive towards New Models of Care.
Before joining Capsticks in 2014, Mark was an associate at Lockharts Solicitors, a specialist healthcare firm where he qualified in 2007. Mark assisted general medical practitioners in a variety of areas including NHS regulatory and contract issues, sales and acquisitions, incorporations and joint ventures. Mark’s has also built a reputation as a specialist dental solicitor with expertise in the acquisition and sale of dental practices advising a range of dental care professionals, dental corporations and LDC’s on various contractual and commercial issues.
Mark has been heavily involved in primary medical care contracting, where he led on the development of a widely used primary medical care contract precedent (PMS) and advised on the implementation of the Equitable Access in Primary Care scheme assisting providers with their bids and advising on the national APMS Contract used in the scheme. When the practice based commissioning directed enhanced service was introduced in 2006 Mark advised GP consortia on the development of unincorporated and incorporated business models and also developed model contracting arrangements between consortia and PCTs. In addition to this, Mark assisted GP provider entities with their constitutions and service contracts.
- “Dispute resolution: improving your chances of success” Dentistry, 2007
- “Moving from NHS to private: ending your NHS contract”, How to private” FMC, 2007/08 edition
- “A week in mourning”, The Dentist July/August 2009 (alternatively published as “Life after death for GDS Contract” NASDA)
- “Prescriptive PDS+”, The Dentist, 2010
Law LLB (Hons) City University, 2002
Legal Practice Course, 2003