Governance and partnerships

Governance arrangements are a key factor in an organisations’ ability to function and achieve its goals. We help our clients innovate, make successful partnerships and mitigate regulatory and other risks.

​Our team is a recognised leader in this dynamic and complex area of law, regularly advising on ground-breaking national initiatives. 

From public/private to joint ventures, prime contractor and alliance models, we help you challenge assumptions, collaborate and hit the ground running in new markets, or as new organisations.

We advise on health-specific governance challenges, for example Foundation Trust chains and mergers, CCG federations, and securing and keeping CQC registrations and NHS Provider Licences.

Our experience

  • Working to create a heart clinic within a foundation trust’s hospital to undertake private and NHS work.
  • Creating innovative joint ventures combining treatment, research and public health in the UK and overseas.
  • Supporting the first high secure mental health trust on achieving Foundation Trust equivalency and authorisation.
  • Developing the blueprints for Foundation Trust and Trust acquisitions and contract transfer transactions – over 40 of which we have subsequently advised on.
  • Establishing a novel shared services company owned by a council and two NHS bodies, serving the owners and a range of other customers, including schools, academies and GPs.
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