Getting better advice
I would like to compliment you on the way that you have supported us by adopting a "client" style role on the numerous development transactions, only bringing value important issues to us, always with an appropriate recommendation, whilst pushing ahead with obtaining all consents from funders and other third parties with a minimally intrusive style.
Graham Marsden, Director and Shareholder
Health Investments and PMP Health Developments
"Teenage Cancer Trust have been working with Paul Brampton at IBB for 3 years and prior to that we worked with him when he was at Taylor Wessing. The service directors and the trustees consider Paul to be an integral part of our organisation. We design, build and fund high specification developments in a challenging NHS environment. Paul makes that task easier and will always cover our back. He doesn't just adopt legal positions, he takes a lead in getting things done."
Simon Fuller, Director of Services
Teenage Cancer Trust
“IBB provided us with an exceptional service when we instructed them to act on the recent investment by GHG. David Clark and Funke Abimbola were especially sensitive to the needs of the various shareholders involved and were able to suggest a solution to every problem that arose. Professional, expert and timely."
Ghassan Alusi , Director and consultant surgeon
Phoenix Hospital Group
“David Clark, the commercial partner we dealt with was …..superb. Even when I contacted him within 10 minutes of speaking to [a colleague], he had already been updated on that conversation. I never felt as if I was being overcharged on an email by email basis - the fees felt proportionate to the task we were undertaking. IBB Law has become our preferred supplier."
Mike Shaw, Director
The Validium Group Limited
“The 'professional and thorough' IBB handles a range of commercial cases, notably shareholder disputes and corporate fraud matters, and has expertise in the transport, healthcare and hotel sectors.”
2011 Legal 500
“IBB demonstrates an 'unwavering commitment to its clients' across the residential, commercial, healthcare and strategic land development sectors.”
2011 Legal 500
“Paul Brampton's department at IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) has a strong emphasis on construction work in the healthcare sector, and recently won new client Allen Primary Healthcare.”
2011 Legal 500
This Uxbridge firm's construction practice continues to impress clients with its cost-effective service and the high degree of partner involvement on offer. It is making its mark on the health sector, having recently advised the Teenage Cancer Trust on its multimillion-pound programme of funding and procuring developments at NHS hospital sites across the UK. It acts for a range of funder, developer and contractor clients.
‘City-experienced lawyers at sensible rates.’ The team acts as sole property adviser to Aviva…combining sound technical knowledge with good commercial acumen…’
“One of the largest regional law firms in the UK, providing the full range of legal services needed by companies and organisations… combining specialist expertise with a strong commercial approach, the firm gets results for clients, whether they are multinational companies, owner-managed businesses, government agencies or not-for-profit organisations. The firm’s size and locations gives it the breadth of experience and the depth of resources to provide the highest levels of service and the capacity to handle large and complex projects at very competitive rates.”
Challenges facing the healthcare sector
The health sector in the UK at this time is a challenging environment. Significant changes in healthcare provision driven by the economy and proposed legislation will need operators to develop new models for financing the provision of clinical and care services and to look at new ways to provide the health care needed for the 21st century.
The hope is that a more competitive market will arise on the back of the political and sector changes that are to be implemented. Changes, for example, to primary care funding and clinical commissioning and the continuing debate about residential care or supported living will all have an effect on premises and workforce requirements, compliance and funding.
Our Healthcare team’s extensive experience with their understanding of your commercial and legal requirements, coupled with our pragmatic and commercial advice, will help you deal with these issues and achieve your goals.
How we can help
IBB's healthcare team have experience of acquisitions, procurement, development funding and letting in the healthcare sector including primary and operational matters and disputes, for example we can help you with:
- aquisitions/joint ventures
- construction and engineering development
- funding including PFI and PPI
- health and safety
- mental health law advice, to include capacity, confidentiality and consent issues
- primary and secondary care facilities
- regulatory, including corporate manslaughter and clinical negligence
Experience of the team
Advising on the sale of a £40m portfolio of primary care centres in the South of England. The company's portfolio comprised 14 developed sites let to GP practices, Primary Care Trusts and pharmacy operators. The legal documentation was negotiated in less than two weeks in order to to meet a tax driven completion deadline.
Advising on the formation of Healthcare Gateway Limited (a joint venture with Egton Medical Information Systems Limited, a leading primary healthcare software provider and In Practice Systems Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Cegedim SA, a global technology and services company specialising in healthcare), facilitating real time sharing of data between GP systems and other healthcare professionals within the NHS.
Acting for third party developers on site acquisitions, development agreements with healthcare occupiers and funding requirements for the new primary care centres.
Advising on an equity finance arrangement and subsequent joint venture between a growing Harley Street healthcare practice and a leading independent healthcare provider in the UK. As well as advising on the commercial documentation for the joint venture, the team acted on the leases of two premises in the Harley Street area for use as private hospital facilities.
Development of a Care Village on a 0.84 ha site near Leeds (estimated contract sum of £11.5m)
Developing lease structures for occupiers including GP practices, pharmacies, NHS bodies and complimentary health care suppliers
Advising a bank on funding the acquisition of nursing homes and the creation of new leasehold structures to release value using innovative schemes to reduce the burden of nursing care fees.
Acting for GP practices on their property needs including new premises development, arrangements with complimentary heath occupiers/tenants and funding requirements
Advising a private investor on NHS clinic provision from independently owned facilities, funding and other business issues
Development of a dementia unit and care apartments in Derbyshire
Grant of lease/option agreement and subsequent sale of private hospital in Sheffield
Acting on the sale of a nursing home portfolio for approximately £25m
Acting on the Teenage Cancer Trust development programme in partnership with NHS Trusts at numerous UK hospitals including:
- University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
- St James’s Hospital, Leeds
- Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
- The Royal Marsden, Surrey
- UCLH Cancer Centre, London
- Children’s Hospital, Birmingham
- Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh
- Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow
- Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle
- Castle Hill, Hull
- Royal Infirmary, Leicester
- Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham
- City Hospital, Nottingham
Additional interests outside of IBB
Ross Johnstone is a member of the Primary Care Premises Forum.