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Digital technology is transforming the healthcare sector, improving outcomes for patients and creating operational efficiencies.

With innovation creating a rapidly developing landscape within the healthcare sector, our team of experts know and understand the legal and regulatory requirements involved in delivering change within a digital context. They’re working with a range of providers delivering exciting new technologies across the sector and understand the challenges this can bring.

Whether you’re a technology provider or an NHS Foundation Trust, our multi-disciplinary team includes specialists with deep sector knowledge and technical expertise. From developing commercial contracts to outsourcing services, protecting your data and intellectual property to resolving disputes and licencing arrangements, we can do it all.

Our public/private experience allows you to benefit from our unique perspective, helping create the very best outcomes for your organisation – and importantly your patients.

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Melanie Pears

Partner | Head of Public Sector

+44 (0) 330 137 3451

+44 (0)789 987 8424

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Tim Toomey

Partner | Commercial Litigation

+44 (0) 330 137 3317

+44 (0)773 802 8207

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Alex Shiel

Partner | IP/IT

+44 (0) 330 137 3438

+44 (0)772 535 3036

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What people say

  • Indepth knowledge of all legal issues, in particular with regards to data protection and GDPR makes them unique.

  • We have a real sense of a fresh approach from Ward Hadaway in terms of client engagement which is providing the Trust with added value benefits in terms of both cost and quality of service.

    Paul Dowell MCIPS, Deputy Head of Procurement & Supplies, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
  • Clients were eager to offer resounding praise for this firm's commercial adaptability, co-operative approach and polished business acumen.

    Chambers & Partners
  • Ward Hadaway’s team is led by the ‘highly knowledgeable’ Alex Shiel.

    Legal 500
  • The team works closely with colleagues in the firm's Leeds and Manchester offices to provide a comprehensive service to its national client base.

    Chambers & Partners
  • 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
  • IT law specialist Judy Baker of Ward Hadaway 'is very responsive and extremely hard-working, and really puts herself out to help with a quick turnaround,' reports one client. Another interviewee says she is 'very up to date and proactive'.

  • Demonstrates specialist skill in the field of data privacy and protection across IT and telecoms.

  • Judy Baker "takes a very forensic approach to privacy, does a great job of getting to the bottom of how clients use data, and is great at communicating directly with non-specialist professionals.

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