Dawn Brathwaite

Position: Partner
Phone: +(44)(0)121 456 8224
Fax: +(44)(0)121 456 8486
Offices:Birmingham

What can I do for you?

I am a partner in the healthcare team and I advise commissioners (whether NHS England or clinical commissioning groups) in respect of their commissioning functions, particularly around prioritisation, commissioning policies and individual funding requests.

In addition, I am part of the regulatory team focusing on healthcare regulatory matters. I advise NHS England on matters where the actions of primary care performers give cause for concern. Over the years I have been involved in many cases that have proceeded to the First tier Tribunal or the NHSLA (FHSAU).

I also advise the Care Quality Commission and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

Supporting my clients’ objectives

Commissioning bodies have invested time and resources in working through their commissioning priorities and policies. Resources continue to be a major concern.

One of my objectives is to ensure that commissioners take robust but lawful decisions in accordance with their policies. The aim is to prevent judicial review challenges, but in the event that such a challenge is made, to ensure that commissioners are in the best possible place to successfully defend these.

What do others say?

I am proud to be part of a team that regularly receives extremely favourable feedback from clients regarding the quality of the advice given, the speed of response and generally going the extra mile. It is very good to receive an email from a client that conveys heartfelt gratitude in the simple words: “A thousand thanks once again”.

The Legal 500 directory said of me: "Dawn Brathwaite is ‘reliable’ and gives ‘sound advice’."

What else should you know?

In addition to my healthcare duties, I lead the corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities for our Birmingham office. CSR work is important to me and to the firm and I am pleased to be able to contribute in this way.