New health and care partner promotions 2023

This month we welcome three new partners working across the health and care sector. 

These are Jennifer Lewis, Jagjit Virdi and Sophie Burton-Jones. They will be based in Manchester, Birmingham and Cambridge supporting our health and care clients.

Jill Mason, Mills & Reeve partner and head of health and care, said: “The skills and experience Jen, Jagjit and Sophie bring further enhances our client offering across the health and care sector. In the past 12 months we have made up six partners working in the sector – a growing sector in exciting times!”

Jennifer Lewis

Jennifer is a key part of the real estate team, specialising in the health and care sector from asset management to major development projects. Her extensive clients include, Rowlands Pharmacy, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, Borough Care, Malling Health and numerous GP practices. A comment in the Legal 500 (2022) said ‘I have yet to find someone who knows more about property issues within the health sector than Jennifer Lewis’.

Jagjit Virdi

Jagjit has over 15 years of defence litigation experience with claims involving personal injury, occupational stress and medical malpractice. He regularly advises clients in a variety of sectors including insurance, health and care, government, construction and sport. He predominantly advises on complex disputes involving serious or catastrophic injuries. Jagjit also works with clients to help with their risk management and claims prevention strategies. As a partner, Jagjit will continue to grow the firm’s casualty practice and strategically develop the growth of Mills & Reeve’s medmal practice.

Sophie Burton-Jones

Sophie is a trusted advisor in our commercial team with a focus on technology, health and government sectors. Her expertise is in major health IT projects and inbound and outbound technology licensing for both customers and suppliers. She hopes to further grow the firm’s relationships with technology clients ranging from start-ups to scale-ups, particularly with health tech companies. Sophie has been ranked as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for several years.

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