The health and justice sector is increasingly in the spotlight, so it is crucial that you have timely and practical legal advice to ensure your organisation stands up to public scrutiny. 
Capsticks are the only full-service healthcare firm to have a dedicated health and justice sector team with specialist lawyers operating nationally.  Our thorough understanding of this niche area and the challenges you may face in the future means we can provide practical legal advice that fits your situation. We act for a wide range of organisations in this sector, from commissioners of healthcare to providers, allowing us to obtain the full picture and identify trends and issues early in order to alert our clients.
We provide advice to those working in a variety of settings including prisons, the courts, immigration removal centres, police stations, substance misuse centres and mental health facilities. Our team of specialist lawyers also have a wealth of experience advising non-healthcare providers operating in the justice sector.  

How can Capsticks help?

  • Clinical negligence

    Claims are part and parcel of operating in the health and justice sector. We have an outstanding record of defending and resolving thousands of medical malpractice claims, acting in hundreds of claims brought by litigants in person (a common feature in the sector). Our bespoke tactics have been proven to minimise costs for our clients and either achieve swift settlement or rebut / achieve discontinuances in unmeritorious claims. We also advise on indemnity issues, reducing your risk in every aspect.

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  • Corporate

    Advising on mergers and acquisitions, we provide specialist guidance on due diligence exercises and assist buyers in the negotiation of terms of sale and purchase. We also regularly advise clients on corporate structure, joint ventures and subsidiaries.

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  • Employment

    If you are working in the health and justice sector, you face unique challenges. We are experienced in advising on a wide range of matters including HR policies, discrimination, whistleblowing concerns, safeguarding, TUPE transfers and the use of employment agencies including advice on indemnity issues. We help manage staff claims and tribunals with minimum fuss.

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  • Information law

    Our health and justice clients hold extremely sensitive data and this raises issues that other organisations do not regularly experience. Our specialist team of information law experts is regularly called upon by clients to provide advice in this complex area. We pride ourselves on providing straightforward, concise and practical advice.

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  • Inquests

    Our inquest team, one of the largest and most experienced in the country, deals with more than 600 inquests a year, from the routine to the most sensitive and high profile cases. We are experienced in guiding our clients through the processes that follow deaths in custody and advise on lessons learned from an early stage. We work closely with our clients to manage each inquest to a predicted outcome.

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  • Litigation

    We understand not just the demands of complex litigation but also the special considerations that arise when acting for providers operating in the health and justice sector. We can support you if you’re undergoing criminal investigations and health and safety charges, including managing your reputation.

    We also handle commercial disputes including contractual breaches and procurement challenges.

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  • Procurement

    We regularly advise clients who are bidding to the NHS or public sector to assist them with understanding the procurement process, as well as the obligations on the relevant buying authority to assist in responding to and negotiating any tender / contract. We also act for healthcare organisations when they are procuring services so we can advise in an informed way, seeing the position form both perspectives.

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