Capsticks has welcomed two new partners working in the healthcare sector this week:

  • In the primary care team: Mark Jarvis, London, joining from Veale Wasbrough Vizards
  • In the NHS employment law team: Kirsty MacDonald, Leeds, joining from Law by Design

Mark specialises in commercial contracts, business structures, new models of care, procurement and NHS regulation, having acted for acute healthcare providers, NHS commissioners, GPs and dentists throughout his career. A national expert in primary care contracting, commissioning and care integration, Mark has drafted model contracts, national enhanced service schemes and assisted GP organisations and dentists with their mergers, federations, acquisitions and incorporations.

Kirsty is an employment law expert, having represented NHS organisations for more than 15 years. Her experience spans discrimination, dismissals, grievances, policies, TUPE and complex re-organisations, as well as tribunals, injunctions and judicial reviews. Kirsty is particularly known for handling the employment of doctors and consultants on behalf of NHS trusts, including job planning and revalidation disputes and misconduct cases under the Maintaining High Professional Standards in the NHS (MHPS) framework.

Andrew Rowland, Head of Healthcare, said: “Both the NHS and primary care providers are facing significant challenges in delivering care against a background of the pandemic and growing demand. We’re increasing our own capacity to support clients effectively during this difficult time. Kirsty and Mark will be invaluable in helping clients to resolve employment conflicts at an early stage and ensuring that NHS organisations collaborate effectively across all levels of care.

Capsticks aims to be the firm of choice for organisations who work to make a difference. Our purpose is to be the legal advisers that clients want by their side, providing innovative and practical solutions tailored to our sectors’ unique challenges. Our lawyers work together as one team with similar values: putting people first, doing the right thing and always forward thinking.