If a patient's life is at stake or your organisation's reputation is suddenly at risk you're likely to need immediate access to legal advisers who've dealt with these sorts of problems before.
Capsticks has a team of experienced healthcare lawyers available around the clock, able to give you practical advice and help whenever you need it.
Our service covers all aspects of healthcare law, including consent to treatment cases, inquests, press injunctions and suspected fraud. Often, there is a serious risk of damaging media coverage of you or your company. We can help you manage such press interest. This can range from simply liaising with your press officer to taking full-scale court action for an injunction stopping publication of a story.
We have helped clients in cases involving (among other things):
- lack of legal capacity
- Children Act applications and orders
- complaints advice
- confidentiality issues
- consent to treatment
- religious objection to treatment
- the retention of human organs
- asylum seekers
- withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment
- restriction or deprivation of liberty
We have also developed checklists for assessing Advance decisions, Best interests and Lasting powers of attorney for patients 18 or above, which are available for download below.
Call us for emergency advice: 020 8780 4860
You can contact our healthcare law advisory team any time of the day or night by dialling 020 8780 4860. Depending on whether you phone in or out of office hours, you will either be routed directly to a specialised healthcare lawyer or, alternatively, an operator will take your contact details. These will then be passed to a Capsticks healthcare specialist, who will immediately return your call.
If you're not already a Capsticks client, you may register free of charge for this service. Registration enables us to verify calls. A Capsticks partner will be happy to explain the service and how we can best tailor it for your organisation. Contact us on 020 8780 2211.
“As a trust we have found Capsticks very responsive to our needs, especially on urgent patient issues. Their clear and practical advice assists us in resolving complex and sensitive issues. We have found that Capsticks depth of knowledge, through being a specialist health law firm, very helpful in ensuring we get the right advice, from the right person at the right time. ”
Kim Goddard, Director of Nursing and Operations, South West London & St George's Mental Health NHS Trust