Jill Mason

Position: Partner
Phone: +(44)(0)121 456 8367
Fax: +(44)(0)121 456 8476
Offices:Birmingham

What can I do for you?

I lead our healthcare and mental health law teams here at Mills & Reeve. We have over 20 lawyers to provide support, proactive advice, risk management lessons, advocacy, training and media input, as well as the usual legal skills! These are applied to a very wide range of patient related issues. Going the extra mile is what it is all about and my team and I are available for you 24/7.

Supporting my clients’ objectives

The world of continuing care presents lots of challenges – a real highlight for me was the work I did for South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust around user independent trusts. The case is referred to in Personal Health Budgets: First Steps.

 

Mental health provider clients face their own fair share of challenges too, particularly on the legislative front. My team is here to assist in the interpretation and application of the Mental Health Act 1983 and to fend off judicial reviews too!

 

Inquests affect all our clients. We work to support staff during what is a difficult and stressful time.

 

Healthcare law of course covers more than just these issues. Whatever your query relating to patient related issues, we can help.

 

My team and I are very conscious of the additional pressures that the cold climate and the Health and Social Care Act are bringing to bear on our clients. In addition, from a patient law perspective, these are interesting times with many challenging issues to grapple with e.g. the impact of Francis, consultation around hospital reconfigurations, how CCGs will deal with continuing healthcare or priorities and what is a DOL? These are just a few of the issues that we are working with our clients on on a daily basis.

What do others say?

It is said that the client is always right. Just to prove it, below are some very nice things that clients have said about me!

"Extremely responsive and helpful"
"Could not speak too highly of her"
"Absolutely excellent"
"Analytical with a high level of expertise"
"Very responsible with a great eye for detail"

What else should you know?

Legal 500 has said, "Jill Mason's team is the top choice for health: whatever you need, they will be able to help" and "Practice Head Jill Mason knows what she is talking about". We are said to combine personalised service with a great depth of resource. We want to be a valuable and effective partner with you. Take a look at our award winning Healthcare Resource Centre.