Working collaboratively our talented sector team supports you in matters including innovation and technology, employment, pensions, regulatory work, financing, procurement and joint ventures.
We manage mergers, acquisitions and buy-outs, competition matters, fraud, compliance, and insurance, as well as looking after regulatory matters, professional liability and litigation, and data protection services.
Working within the healthcare sector is fundamental to our success. As is providing a recognisably excellent service applied in the context of in-depth industry understanding. Our large healthcare team is made up of talented, energetic individuals focused on reducing your risk and helping you to make smarter decisions. Many have worked for healthcare organisations, bringing a directly relevant experience to each piece of work that they do.
DWF is delighted to have been appointed to the Crown Commercial Services framework for 'Wider Public Sector – Legal Services' (RM3788). This means that if you are a public sector organisation and you qualify to use this CCS framework, you can now appoint us through the contract. Find out more and download our prospectuses.
The Chief Coroner has now published guidance for all coroners about the approach to COVID-19 (see link below). It applies to reports of death and coroner investigations in England and Wales only, and is intended to provide additional guidance for the exercise of judicial decisions "in the context of extraordinary pressures which are present". It introduces the stark reality that " We may all have to have to accept that the unprecedented situation we are in may mean it may not be possible to perform the sort of detailed death investigation process we are used to".
The Court of Appeal gave a somewhat unexpected resounding "no" in the joined appeals of the Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake ("Mencap") and Shannon v Rampersad ("Shannon").
A recent New South Wales Coroner’s finding, on 9 February 2018, following an inquest into the death of a person in custody highlights a potential risk for health service providers.
Judgment has been delivered by the EAT in a group of cases heard as a collective appeal on the issue of care workers’ sleep-in shifts and the National Minimum Wage (NMW).
From 6th April, contractors working in the public sector through their own companies will no longer be responsible for agreeing their tax status (whether they are treated for tax purposes as employees and so subject to income tax and national insurance contributions) with HMRC. The decision-making responsibility passes to the public sector body where they work.
DWF LLP is advising AIM-listed Constellation Healthcare Technologies, Inc. (CHT) with respect to its recommended proposed acquisition by CHT Holdco, LLC, a newly incorporated entity backed by CHT’s CEO, Paul Parmar and CC Capital Management, to be effected by means of a merger under Delaware law.
The Public Sector team are experts in working with sector organisations to improve of the economic and social wellbeing of their communities, and deliver high quality and cost effective services.