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We are proud to be attending and exhibiting at one of the healthcare sector’s most respected events.

Providing advice to those operating across healthcare requires a very high level of specialism and expertise. Our skilled and experienced teams work with a wide spectrum of organisations, including Trusts and CCGs, doctors and dentists, charitable organisations and private providers.

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Described by The Lawyer Top 100 as having a ‘stealth-like command of the healthcare sector’ our specialist teams work across the sector from the NHS Trusts, CCGs and GPs to dentists, private health and care homes.

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We advise the healthcare sector day-in, day-out on all their legal needs from clinical risk management, inquests and employment to safeguarding, PFI and estates, with everything in between.

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Meeting your needs

Diagnostic legal review

As the pressure on Trusts to make efficiencies and cut costs continues to mount, Ward Hadaway’s healthcare experts have come up with a solution that supports and assists you in assessing your own operation to ensure best practice and identify savings.

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Are you CQC ready?

New CQC inspection models require board and management teams to be on top of the new standards of compliance to protect your Trust’s reputation. Our healthcare and regulatory experts can provide an independent review and guide you through the legal and regulatory minefield to prepare you for inspection.

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Lisa Evans


KnowledgeCentre is a primary resource for storing, and making instantly available, legal information and existing best practice and specialist internal advice to help you to operate more efficiently and become considerably more cost-effective.

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Stuart Craig

Investigation services

Sometimes it is difficult to get to the heart of a problem – fractious working relationships; complaints about culture; allegations of bullying and harassment; a serious incident; a dispute; a mistake. Our investigations services provides a network of highly skilled and experienced investigators who can provide an independent view or additional resource allowing managers and HR team to focus on their "day" job.

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Overseas recruitment

When vacancies are high but quality applications are low, overseas recruitment is an excellent solution to the skills shortage being faced by the healthcare sector.

On your behalf, our specialists can take on these responsibilities and manage the process for you whilst upskilling your staff along the way.

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Legal Services Forum

Ward Hadaway is launching the Legal Services Healthcare Forum - an online forum and a platform for NHS Professionals to connect, share their insights into common legal issues arising in their working environments, best practice and lessons learned with like-minded colleagues.

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Melanie Pears

PFI Expiry: are you ready?

Early effective management is key when dealing with the expiry of PFI contracts. Our experience team of PFI solicitors have assisted numerous public sector organisations and can assist with all aspects of your expiry process. Find out more here.

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Our 100 strong healthcare team provide training in any capacity, on all areas of law and are committed to sharing our learning and expertise.

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What people say

  • You [Melanie Pears] and your team have played a key role in getting us to where we are now. You have fitted into the team really well and have given us good and pragmatic advice along the way. I have worked with a number of legal firms over the years. My experience is that progress is made when there is a real understanding – both ways – of the issues and context. You and your team have provided this, so very many thanks for your contribution.

    David Hartshorne, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • It was a pleasure working with you guys... I think we ended up with a strong contract and robust procurement - evidenced by the FBC sailing through central approvals. Remarkable team effort.

    Kyle McClelland, Project Director, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • My heartfelt thanks for all of your support over the years which I have appreciated and valued greatly. You've given fantastic service to the NHS and this is highly valued. I have appreciated your help and friendship too.

    Michael Smillie, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Excellent team working across multiple specialist areas. A really helpful and attentive service that goes the extra mile. A very well networked and aware team who connect us into wider knowledge and networks expertly.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • I continue to find the members of Ward Hadaway to be both personable and proactive and they are always on call to discuss any queries we may have. The team provide accurate, timely and balanced advice, are willing to 'go the extra mile' and are very good at offering options for minimising legal expenditure.

    Chris Parsons, Director of Estates and Facilities, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust
  • The team is always highly responsive, incredibly thorough, proactive and professional.

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  • Melanie Pears is a go-to adviser on NHS-related PFI projects.

    Legal 500

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