Brodies’ healthcare team advises on a wide range of healthcare matters including advice and representation in transactions and disputes, advising on health and social care regulation, representation in professional discipline proceedings and defending clinical negligence claims.

Our expert multi-disciplinary team has considerable experience of:

  • The provision of M&A, joint venture and due diligence advice in relation to the life sciences, medical devices and pharmaceutical sectors;
  • Advising on research collaborations and manufacturing agreements in the healthcare sector;
  • Advising on the development, funding and refinancing of care homes as well as the provision of regulatory advice in relation to the development and operation of care homes;
  • The provision of advice and support during investigations being undertaken by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency;
  • Advising on the decisions of the Scottish Medicines Consortium;
  • Advising on a wide variety of healthcare related matters including compliance audits, clinical trials, patient data, confidentiality and consent and product and drug licensing;
  • Regulation of Healthcare Professionals - we represent doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and optometrists in regulatory proceedings before their professional regulators. We appear at substantive and interim hearings and pride ourselves on our effective advocacy service;
  • Representation of clinicians in fatal accident inquiries in the sheriff court where medical treatment may have contributed to the death as well as in disciplinary proceedings before employers and in criminal prosecutions;
  • Representation on behalf of healthcare professionals, private hospitals and insurers in civil claims raised in the sheriff court and the Court of Session;
  • Acting as Scottish advisers to the Professional Standards Authority

They are responsive to the needs of our fast-paced business, keeping us up to date and responding well throughout any legal process.

Chambers UK 2020



To speak with one of our experts contact Peter Kelly or Jackie McGuire.