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Our key sectors

  • Education

    We work with higher education providers to take the strain off their in-house teams and advise on complex issues in areas including commercial contracts, governance, estates and human resources.

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  • Emergency services

    The emergency services sector faces the challenge of ever-more complex legal work and increasing scrutiny, along with the constant need to save public money and to work more efficiently. We work with ambulance, police and fire services (and other organisations with similar functions) on issues including everything from employment advice and information sharing, to complex commercial matters and public inquiries and inquests. 

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  • Housing

    Capsticks advise over 200 registered providers (RPs) of varying size and location across the country on all areas of housing. Our growing housing team is one of the largest in the country, and use strength and depth in the market to keep you one step ahead. From development and regeneration to asset and housing management, we will support you to manage your stock and finances.

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  • Insurance

    Medical malpractice claims impact heavily on reputations, families and organisations. So it is vital that claims are dealt with efficiently and cost effectively by specialists in the field. With over 40 years’ work in healthcare, there isn’t much in the way of medical malpractice we haven’t seen. Our team has the breadth and experience to manage a wide variety of matters, including complex investigations and low value claims. 

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  • NHS healthcare: overview

    As healthcare specialists working with the NHS for over 40 years, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that face NHS healthcare providers, commissioners, and regulators. We understand the complex interplay of guidance and policy on the legal issues which affect you; finding pragmatic solutions for organisations faced with financial constraints, clinical pressures and changing policy landscape, providing cost-effective, innovative and bespoke solutions.

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  • NHS healthcare: commissioners

    We carry out innovative, ground-breaking work for commissioning clients including NHS England, commissioning support units (CSUs) and more than 100 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) nationwide.

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  • Primary care: overview

    A specialist healthcare firm for over 40 years, Capsticks provides specialist legal advice to  primary care providers including, dentists, general practitioners (GPs) and pharmacists.

    We understand commissioning arrangements, funding, policy and primary care contracting better than any other law firm. This allows our seasoned team of lawyers to quickly provide practical, cost effective solutions that let you focus on your patients, staff and business.

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  • Primary care: general practitioners (GPs)

    Capsticks act for GP practices and primary care networks (PCNs) across the country and are experts at understanding the commercial challenges they face. We know you’ve got to keep on top of medical advances, regulatory changes and patient demand, whilst still finding time to manage property, partnerships, super-partnerships and all types of collaborations, from informal alliances through to full practice mergers.

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  • Primary care: dentists

    Our expert team has in-depth knowledge of primary care and this gives us an unparalleled edge in delivering strategic and practical legal advice on a wide range of issues affecting your dental practice, whether private or NHS.

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  • Primary care: pharmacists

    We can provide your pharmacy with a full range of legal solutions, from buying and selling your business to employment advice, so there’s no need to hunt around for services or rely on non-specialists to learn the basics before offering advice.

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  • Private health and social care

    The UK health and social care market is complicated. Whether you’re a big player in the sector, a small niche service, or an international organisation wanting to buy in, you need someone to help you navigate the system.

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  • Professional regulatory

    With one of the largest teams in this area, we’re able to help clients facing a daunting volume of cases. And, with decades of experience, we’re regularly asked to advise on the most sensitive and high profile cases.

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Our service areas

  • Banking and finance

    We offer sophisticated banking and finance transactional advice for borrower-side clients, such as RPs, treasury vehicles, joint ventures or for-profit providers. Our banking specialists can help you with all forms of loan transactions (secured and unsecured, bilateral and syndicated) and from working capital revolving credit facilities through development term loans.

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  • Clinical negligence

    Capsticks is a leader in the field of clinical negligence, with a dedicated team advising on the defence and resolution of clinical negligence claims, management of complaints and serious incident investigations, together with an innovative outsourcing service for claims’ handling.

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  • Commercial and contracts

    Having worked with the NHS for more than 40 years, our commercial team is well-versed in supporting clients in the public sector (such as NHS trusts, NHS foundation trusts, and housing providers) as well as private health and social care providers. Our commercial commercial lawyers have worked on every major programme, significant first-in-kind transaction and landmark corporate/commercial transaction involving the NHS over the past ten years, giving us a breadth of experience unrivalled by other law firms.

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  • Corporate

    Our team has a wealth of experience advising on corporate matters in the health, social care and housing sectors, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate finance and capital structure, restructuring, corporate governance, and joint ventures. We work with all types of organisations, from NHS trusts and medical technology (medtech) companies, to registered housing providers.

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  • Employment and HR

    From advice on employee relations matters, TUPE and pay disputes to claims including large scale litigation in the Employment Tribunal, civil and appellate Courts, Capsticks has substantial experience in advising on the full range of employment law issues. 

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  • Governance

    Proper governance and contractual relationships are fundamental to a well-run organisation. Our leading legal experts understand your business, and the high-standards that you must meet to maintain your business, giving practical, advice, sound judgement and clear recommendations.

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  • Housing development and regeneration

    We help our clients secure sites in a highly competitive market, work with them to secure funding and make sure that they have good governance in place to see the projects through. We smooth the way for organisations to merge and or create joint venture partnerships that allow developments to happen.

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  • Housing management

    Our pragmatic approach blends operational, strategic and legal expertise. We skillfully and sensitively guide our clients through the legal maze, so they can avoid expensive mistakes and withstand potential legal challenges. Our unique services include an in-house counsel and 24/7 advice line. Working in partnership with clients, we offer topical updates and bespoke training to ensure your people gain in knowledge and confidence.

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  • Information law

    Capsticks advises in all areas of information law, encompassing data protection (including GDPR), freedom of information, and common law duty of confidentiality.

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  • Inquests

    Capsticks can help protect your organisation’s reputation and give your staff the support they need in the lead-up to, and during, an inquest. We have one of the largest inquest teams in the country, representing all types of service provider at over 600 inquests a year, from the routine to the most sensitive and high profile cases.

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  • Inquiries and investigations

    Our lawyers have significant experience in representing clients in public inquiries and other investigations. This experience runs across the firm including our clinical law, public law and litigation teams. This means that we are able to quickly mobilise a team with real practical experience of both inquiries and your area of work.  

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  • Litigation

    Having supported our chosen sectors for more than 40 years, we offer not just technical expertise as litigators but also vast experience of the type of disputes arising, and the best means of resolving them. This means that we see the bigger picture: the consequences of a drawn out dispute, the effect on long-standing business relationships, the opponent’s solvency as well as legal arguments and evidence associated with each case we take on.

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  • Mental capacity and mental health

    Mental capacity and mental health law is a specialised and complex area that requires prompt and reliable advice. We are considered the national ‘go-to’ firm on mental capacity and mental health law issues by our clients and have one of the largest teams in the country.

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  • Real estate

    Capsticks’ real estate team specialises in all types of property and development work for NHS organisations, GPs, dentists, private healthcare providers, charities and social enterprises. We also specialise in acting for emergency services providers, local authorities and higher education bodies. We are proud to act for clients that make a difference to people’s lives.

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  • Regulatory

    Investigations by a professional body can be a distressing experience for any professional. In addition to acting for professional regulators such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and numerous healthcare regulators, we support clients in inspections and investigations by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE), helping health, social and primary care providers stay compliant and challenge unfair ratings when required.

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Other products and services

  • Capsticks Business Solutions: HR Advisory and Consultancy

    Part of Capsticks Business Solutions (CBS)—our specialist non-legal solutions to help clients save money and run more effectively—our HR Advisory service is uniquely placed within the firm’s employment team and supported by around 50 specialist employment lawyers. Our service supports all of your HR needs, including one-off investigations into complex matters such as MHPS or discrimination, managing absence and organisational change. We can provide a high quality service from professionals with vast experience of the NHS. Additionally, our core service is ideal for outsourcing employee relations work, ensuring KPIs are met and clearing any employee relations backlogs that may have built up.

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  • Capsticks Business Solutions: Housing Advisory

    Part of Capsticks Business Solutions (CBS)—our specialist non-legal solutions to help clients save money and run more effectively—our Housing Advisory service provides a range of business solutions and training covering all aspects of housing, encompassing ASB (including full health checks), development and asset management, governance, housing management, hoarding, safeguarding and employment. Clients include government advisors, trade press and membership organisations. Our services help clients shape the future of their business and the lives of their tenants.

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