Capsticks, the leading national healthcare law firm, is delighted to announce that Stephen Tainsh will be joining Capsticks on 1 August 2018 from national firm Blake Morgan.  Stephen will lead Capsticks' new Medical Technology Group.

 Stephen is a corporate, commercial and projects lawyer.  He has advised on a wide range of transactions in the healthcare sector for over 15 years for both public and private sector clients.  Stephen focuses in particular on advising private sector "Med Tech" companies on a wide range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, collaborations and joint ventures, innovative financing models, the supply of devices and consumables and the supply of software, consultancy and data analysis services.

Rachael Heenan, Capsticks' senior partner, commented that "Capsticks is committed to being at the forefront of developments in the healthcare sector.  New technology and new services related to that technology are driving significant change in the healthcare sector.  Stephen's experience in the Med Tech sector will enable Capsticks and our clients to stay one step ahead of the changing market".

 Mike Clifford, head of Capsticks' commercial division said "Stephen's market leading Med Tech experience will further strengthen our offering to our independent and public sector healthcare clients nationwide. His appointment is timely given the recent comments from Matt Hancock, the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, about his commitment to investing almost £500 million to improve medical technology".

 Stephen Tainsh commented:  "I am delighted to be joining Capsticks, a firm which advises on the most ground breaking, high value and politically sensitive matters in the health and social care sector.  Over the last 15 years or so, I have advised on a number of transactions opposite Capsticks, in particular the dissolution of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust where I advised the Trust Special Administrator and Capsticks advised one of the receiving trusts. I have always been impressed by Capsticks' knowledge of the regulatory environment and their transactional expertise for both the public and private sector clients.  My clients will benefit from Capsticks' market leading experience across all aspects of the healthcare sector including litigation, regulatory and transactional matters. I look forward to leading Capsticks' Medical Technology Group and building on Capsticks' market leading reputation."