Health and Care

BLM is a leading provider of healthcare legal services, with over 20 years’ experience in providing services to both the private and public sectors. 

We have an efficient service delivery model that maximises our skills, training and intelligence to help make our customers lives better and more successful. It is for this reason we are described in customer surveys and legal directories as a firm with “its finger on the pulse of the market” and as a “technical powerhouse”. 

We represent the best interests of healthcare providers and professionals requiring legal assistance during disciplinary, regulatory or criminal investigations, inquiries, inquests and clinical negligence/medical malpractice claims. We also provide proactive advice on matters such as defamation, cyber, data security and the duty of candour. 

Our team provides services across the UK and Ireland, offering a strong mix of specialist expertise across the healthcare industry. With members of the team located across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, we have a strong national presence together with invaluable local knowledge of coroners and healthcare bodies.

CARE

PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE AND REGULATORY

CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIMS

INQUESTS

BROADER HEALTHCARE ADVICE

In addition to the core areas of healthcare expertise, we have dedicated teams who act for healthcare professionals faced with legal issues pertaining to information law, defamation, product liability, human rights, mental capacity, judicial review, fraud, crime and medical research and ethics.

COMMERCIAL ADVISORY

Related Expertise: Catastrophic Injury, Clinical Negligence, Costs, Data Protection, Defamation, Employment Practices Liability, Inquests , Professional Discipline & Regulatory

Who to contact


Sarah Woodwark

Sarah Woodwark

Partner,
Manchester




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Testimonials


Excellent, focused and experienced team [Dublin]

Legal 500 EMEA 2022 (Healthcare and Life Sciences)

The [Dublin] team is headed by a very experienced healthcare litigator [Nessa O'Roarty] whose depth of knowledge in the area is unparalleled. This ensures that all staff working under her supervision have the benefit of a massive body of knowledge and experience.

Legal 500 EMEA 2022 (Healthcare and Life Sciences)

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Health and Care Team

Lee Biddle

Lee Biddle

Partner,
London


Ewan Bright

Ewan Bright

Associate,
London


Katie Costello

Katie Costello

Partner,
Manchester


Chris Dexter

Chris Dexter

Partner,
Manchester


Max Ekstein

Max Ekstein

Associate,
Manchester


Sarah Elderton

Sarah Elderton

Partner,
Manchester


Robert Ferdinando

Robert Ferdinando

Solicitor,
Manchester


Michelle Flint

Michelle Flint

Partner,
Manchester


Katrina Gray

Katrina Gray

Partner,
Belfast


Andy Herricks

Andy Herricks

Associate,
Manchester


Arion Jones

Arion Jones

Partner,
Leeds region


Henry Kirkup

Henry Kirkup

Partner and head of,
Leeds region


Jane Lang

Jane Lang

Partner,
Cardiff region


Vanessa Latham

Vanessa Latham

Partner,
London


Claire Lawlor

Claire Lawlor

Partner,
Manchester