Healthcare

United Kingdom

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

 

 

 

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"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 January 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...
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06 April 2021
EU is­sues draft of Di­git­al Mar­kets Act aimed at cre­at­ing a new and fair...
The European Com­mis­sion has pub­lished a draft pro­pos­al for a new com­pet­i­tion law frame­work for large on­line plat­forms, called the Di­git­al Mar­kets Act (DMA). The Com­mis­sion pro­posed the DMA due to the...
29 March 2021
Na­tion­al Min­im­um Wage – Night­mare for the care sec­tor is over: sleep-ins...
Em­ploy­ers in the care sec­tor can breathe a huge sigh of re­lief. The Su­preme Court has un­an­im­ously held that work­ers who are re­quired to sleep at or near their work­place, and be on call, are only work­ing...
23 March 2021
UK Gov­ern­ment pub­lishes re­sponse to Fire Safety Con­sulta­tion com­mit­ting...
The UK Gov­ern­ment has pub­lished its re­sponse to the Fire Safety Con­sulta­tion (Con­sulta­tion), which was launched on 20 Ju­ly 2020 and formed part of the Gov­ern­ment’s ob­ject­ive to im­prove build­ing and...
05 February 2021
Brexit – are you pre­pared? Changes to the pro­tec­tion of un­re­gistered designs...
Fol­low­ing the end of the Brexit trans­ition peri­od on 31 Decem­ber 2020 (Exit Day), UK busi­nesses who pre­vi­ously re­lied on Com­munity Un­re­gistered Design Right (CUDR) may no longer be­ne­fit from this valu­able...
13 January 2021
EU­'s Por­tuguese pres­id­ency re­leases new draft of ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion
On 5 Janu­ary 2021, the Coun­cil of the EU – with Por­tugal serving as the Pres­id­ent-in-Of­fice – re­leased a new draft ver­sion of the ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion, which is meant to re­place the ePri­vacy Dir­ect­ive...
08 January 2021
Un­ex­pec­ted scale-back of DAC6 tax re­port­ing
HM­RC have an­nounced that the UK has scaled back the ap­plic­a­tion of the EU tax dis­clos­ure re­gime re­ferred to as “DAC6” so that only one out of the five EU “hall­marks” be­lieved to in­dic­ate tax avoid­ance...
16 December 2020
EU Com­mis­sion pub­lishes pro­posed Data Gov­ernance Reg­u­la­tion
On 25 Novem­ber 2020 the European Com­mis­sion pro­posed new rules on data gov­ernance – a pro­posed Data Gov­ernance Reg­u­la­tion, which is the first of a set of meas­ures an­nounced in the 2020 European strategy...
15 December 2020
Pur­pose, not la­belling is key to de­term­in­ing wheth­er priv­ilege has been...
The High Court has held that us­ing the phrase “without waiv­ing priv­ilege” be­fore re­fer­ring to a priv­ileged doc­u­ment is not ef­fect­ive to pre­serve priv­ilege. Rather, the court must con­sider the pur­pose...
15 December 2020
Five years after Hua­wei ZTE FRAND li­cens­ing ob­lig­a­tions again be­fore the...
On 26 Novem­ber 2020, the Düs­sel­dorf Re­gion­al Court an­nounced that it would sus­pend a pat­ent in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ing and refer key ques­tions on com­puls­ory li­cens­ing of stand­ard es­sen­tial pat­ents (SEP)...
14 December 2020
COV­ID 19 - The Im­pact on Fit­ness to Prac­tise and Pro­fes­sion­al Reg­u­la­tion
As the second na­tion­al lock­down comes to an end, to be re­placed by a re­sump­tion of a ramped up and polit­ic­ally con­tro­ver­sial tier sys­tem (which has placed the ma­jor­ity of Eng­land in­to the two highest...
07 December 2020
Op­to­met­rist cleared of gross neg­li­gence man­slaughter by the Court of Ap­peal...
Honey Rose is an Op­to­met­rist who has been sub­ject to crim­in­al pro­ceed­ings and fit­ness to prac­tise pro­ceed­ings through her reg­u­lat­or, the Gen­er­al Op­tic­al Coun­cil (“GOC”). Ms Rose was con­victed of gross...
07 December 2020
How re­mote is the fu­ture?
Dur­ing the Cov­id-19 pan­dem­ic reg­u­lat­ory pro­ceed­ings have been largely cur­tailed and lim­ited to those held over re­mote links. As reg­u­lat­ory hear­ings re­com­mence post-lock­down this art­icle con­siders the...