Health and care projects

With our team’s understanding of PPP models and the firm’s deep health sector expertise, we advise expertly and innovatively on new and operational health and care projects.

We have been at the cutting-edge of the health and care sector for decades, enabling us to offer a unique market overview matched with innovative advice. 

We are known for leading in the area of PFI and NHS LIFT structures when they were introduced and we also specialise in helping: 

  • NHS clients unravel project terms and rights to get the best value
  • Guide you through payment mechanism, variations, exit and dispute resolution provisions
  • Get you fully up to speed on balance sheet treatment and new structures (both corporate and real estate), using our knowledge of funders and investors

Our lawyers

Our specialist lawyers have delivered countless, varied projects across the sector and we understand key issues affecting the NHS, such as premises directions, estate code, vires and balance sheet rules.

Our experience

Our experience in the health and care sector includes:

  • Being one of the main providers to the public sector on PFI and NHS LIFT structures. We also provided advice on what rights and remedies foundation trusts and other stakeholders are entitled to under standard form contracts.
  • Helping the Department for Health & Social Care to complete the transfer of £3billion worth of primary and community estate within a short window to NHS Property Services, Community Health Partnerships and providers.
  • Dealing with strategically important disposals of redundant NHS estate when providers move to new facilities or their services change.
  • Advising on new forms of lease to accommodate changing structures of delivery in the health and care sector.
  • Advising NHS Trusts and private sector operators on issues such as benchmarking, fire code compliance, asbestos issues, subcontractor insolvency and variations in relation to existing PPPs and PFIs.
  • Providing detailed procurement advice to help NHS and independent healthcare clients to navigate their way through regulation and minimise the risk of challenge from third parties.

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