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We support clients across primary, acute, community, residential and social care including mental health, special education and children’s services. Our award winning healthcare team is well known for the innovative advice they offer on a wide range of healthcare matters from significant transactional advice to complex high value medical claims and healthcare regulatory advice, inward investment and NHS capital procurement, PFI’s, PPP’s and other healthcare outsourcings.

CMS are committed to driving development and growth in the sector and are members of key industry associations. We provide exceptional, tailored, expert and appropriately priced advice to a wide range of health and social care clients relying on our deep knowledge of the sector.

Long-standing clients include Nuffield Health, Spire Healthcare, NFA Group, Barchester Healthcare, Welltower, Care UK, HCA Healthcare, Primary Health Properties, General Optical Council, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Civitas Social Housing and BMI Healthcare.
 

Laing Buisson Award 2020

 

HI Award Logo 2018

 

 

Legal 500 UK Top Tier 2020

 

 

 

"CMS' multi-disciplinary practice is spread across multiple offices and offers 'strong expertise' in high-value M&A transactional advice, international inward investment and NHS capital procurement, PFIs and PPP and other healthcare outsourcings."

The Legal 500, 2019
13/01/2020
High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Health­care
Spire Health­care on a wide range of trans­ac­tions, in­clud­ing the dis­pos­al of two can­cer centres and the es­tab­lish­ment of a part­ner­ship with Gen­es­is Care. We also ad­vised on a cov­er­age dis­pute with its...
Law-Now: Health­care
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Ad­vising the Board

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05/08/2022
Clos­ing the gaps to pro­tect so­ci­ety’s most vul­ner­able – are you af­fected...
The on­go­ing is­sues sur­round­ing un­reg­u­lated chil­dren’s so­cial care con­tin­ue. We last wrote about the prob­lem of un­reg­u­lated chil­dren’s ser­vices in Eng­land in our art­icle dated 17 March 2022, fol­low­ing...
04/08/2022
Build­ing Safety Act 2022: con­sid­er­a­tions for the Health­care Sec­tor
Fol­low­ing the Gren­fell Tower tragedy in 2017 the Gov­ern­ment com­mis­sioned an in­de­pend­ent re­view of the build­ing reg­u­la­tions around fire safety.  The re­view was led by Dame Ju­dith Hackitt and con­cluded...
22/07/2022
The su­per­HU­Man world of nut­raceut­ic­als
A case sum­mary of HUM v HUM2N Nut­raceut­ic­als, paraphar­ma­ceut­ic­als, sup­ple­ments, whatever you call them the mar­ket is boom­ing. And with a £1.5 bil­lion a year rev­en­ue and growth of 9% in 2022, it’s no...
05/07/2022
Gov­ern­ment pub­lishes a plan for Di­git­al Health and So­cial Care
In­tro­duc­tion The Gov­ern­ment have pub­lished a Plan for Di­git­al Health and So­cial Care (the “Plan”) in Eng­land that aims to en­sure that the NHS is ‘set up to meet the chal­lenges of 2048, not of 1948’...
14/06/2022
Spot­light on UK Design Law - Part 6 – ‘En­force­ment’
As ac­know­ledged by the UKIPO in its Call for Views, the UK has one of the most ro­bust and ef­fect­ive in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty re­gimes in the world. However, the UKIPO ap­pre­ci­ates that the cost of en­for­cing...
07/06/2022
Spot­light on UK Design Law - Part 5 – ‘Fu­ture tech­no­lo­gies and com­puter-gen­er­ated...
The UKIPO re­cog­nises that de­vel­op­ments in tech­no­logy act as cata­lysts for in­nov­a­tion in the designs sec­tor. In its Call for Views, the UKIPO iden­ti­fied in par­tic­u­lar the im­pact of ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence...
31/05/2022
Spot­light on UK Design Law - Part 4 – ‘First mak­ing avail­able’ and sim­ul­tan­eous...
Pri­or to Brexit, the abil­ity to ob­tain auto­mat­ic design pro­tec­tion across all 28 EU Mem­ber States shaped the busi­ness mod­els and product launch strategies of many Brit­ish de­sign­ers. One of the most sig­ni­fic­ant...
26/05/2022
Schrems II: Re­ac­tions to the judge­ment and the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies'...
“Schrems II”: Opin­ions of the su­per­vis­ory au­thor­it­ies on Schrems II and re­com­mend­a­tions on the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the judge­ment in in­ter­na­tion­al data trans­fers On 16 Ju­ly 2020, the Court of Justice...
24/05/2022
Spot­light on UK Design Law: Part 3 – ‘Over­lap between copy­right and designs’
The UKIPO re­cog­nises that there is a lack of clar­ity on the ex­tent of over­lap between copy­right and design law, and how they should co-ex­ist. In par­tic­u­lar, the Call for Views notes the un­cer­tainty as...
17/05/2022
Spot­light on UK Design Law: Part 2 - Sim­pli­fy­ing the designs sys­tem
The UKIPO re­cog­nises that the cur­rent design frame­work is highly com­plex, in­volving three dif­fer­ent types of un­re­gistered rights (two of which ori­gin­ate from EU law) in ad­di­tion to re­gistered designs...
09/05/2022
Spot­light on UK Design Law: UKIPO Call for Views on designs re­gime
Spot­light on UK Design Law  Re­view­ing the UK designs frame­work – UKIPO’s Call for Views The leg­al pro­tec­tion of design rights in the UK is no pic­nic. As IP prac­ti­tion­ers and design busi­nesses will...
09/05/2022
Com­ing up next in the Scot­tish Hos­pit­als In­quiry: May Hear­ings Com­mence
9 May 2022 marks the start of the next key stage in the Scot­tish Hos­pit­als In­quiry: the com­mence­ment of the diet of hear­ings that will cov­er the two broad themes of (1) the the­ory and prac­tice of vent­il­a­tion...