Following a successful tender process, Fieldfisher has been appointed to the Department of Health's legal panel, specifically focusing on regulatory, health and disciplinary matters. The new panel went live on Tuesday 28th May 2013.
The NHS LA, on behalf of the Department of Health, appointed a new panel of solicitors to provide legal advice to 18 Department of Health agencies over the next four years. The 18 organisations that will benefit from these panels are: Care Quality Commission, Health Education England, Health Protection Agency, Health Research Authority, Health and Social Care Information Centre, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, Human Tissue Authority, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, Monitor, NHS Blood and Transplant, NHS Commissioning Board, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, NHS Litigation Authority, National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse, NHS Trust Development Authority, Professional Standards Authority and Public Health England.
Sarah Ellson, head of the Public and Regulatory Law Group at Fieldfisher, said: "We are delighted to have won a place on the Department of Health's new panel. This provides a fantastic platform for us to continue working with clients we've had the pleasure of supporting for many years such as HFEA and CQC and also to offer services to other organisations on the list of beneficiaries. It underlines the strength of our healthcare and life sciences expertise and our public sector practice."
Fieldfisher's Public and Regulatory Law Group are acknowledged as leading experts in the regulatory sector, with a specialist team of six partners and over 20 other fee earners, all of whom are dedicated to advising on regulatory, disciplinary and public law matters.
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