The healthcare sector has experienced significant changes over recent years and, in this changing climate, healthcare professionals require legal advice from experts who understand their sector and the specific issues they face.

Our dedicated healthcare team is experienced in working closely with our healthcare clients to provide focused specialist advice to achieve the required results on a cost effective basis.

We represent a full range of private and public healthcare providers, offering straightforward and practical advice. Our clients include healthcare service groups, pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, banks and private equity institutions.

Our services include: 

  • Acquisitions, disposals and mergers
  • Contractual relationships with regulatory bodies
  • Partnership/practice (and shareholder) agreements and disputes
  • Collaboration and service-sharing arrangements (including public-private sector arrangements)
  • Corporate finance – all aspects of and the securities for investments and funding arrangements
  • Regulatory matters
  • Property – purchases, sales and leases
  • Public procurement – ensuring commissioners of healthcare services comply with public procurement legislation
  • Employment issues
  • Wealth protection and other legal services for private individuals

Key contact

Greg heads up our healthcare team. He has more than 20 year's experience with significant expertise in the healthcare and lifescience sector. He works closely with our healthcare clients in preparing for, structuring and completing their transactions on sales and acquisitions.

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Healthcare finance

We are experienced in acting for borrowers and lenders in the healthcare sector.

We advise on:

  • acquisition and investment finance;
  • refinances;
  • development and construction finance;
  • mezzanine finance;
  • preparation of certificates/reports on title;
  • intercreditor issues, especially in connection with suppliers; and
  • perfection of security.

We have a wide range of experience in finance transactions relating to care homes (including development funding for the construction of care homes, acquisition funding for care home businesses (through share or business acquisitions) and refinancing of care home portfolios), pharmacies, doctors and dental surgeries and other healthcare businesses.


We would like to thank Greg and the Hugh James team for their work on our recent sale. Not only did Greg provide outstanding legal advice so as to ensure that the transaction was completed on time, he understands our business and our needs and executes it in a commercial manner. I would happily recommend him as not just a lawyer but a trusted business adviser.

Geraint Davies, Director at Geraint Davies Pharmacies


We are pleased with the new branch, which further strengthens our presence in South Wales. Greg obviously has a lot of experience in this sector and he and his colleagues at Hugh James provided a seamless service to ensure that the transaction went smoothly.

John Sheppard, Financial Director at Sheppards Pharmacy

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