Thirty Nine Essex Street has an exceptional presence in the field of health law, where its breadth and depth of experience is unrivalled. It is a long-established clinical negligence set, and at the cutting-edge of the development of the Court of Protection and Family Division in dealing with medical treatment and ethical cases. Members of chambers regularly deal with the whole gamut of NHS contractual matters, and Performers List applications and appeals. Within the Administrative Court members of Thirty Nine Essex Street deal with reconfiguration of NHS provision, consultation, Continuing Health Care, advice on patient confidentiality, refusal of and entitlement to treatment e.g. new cancer treatments, disputes as between NHS bodies as to funding and with social services authorities. Chambers has particular expertise in all aspects of the law relating to pharmacy including advising on new pharmaceutical products, and advising pharmacies seeking to open and those seeking admission to health action zones. Members of Thirty Nine Essex Street are also well-known for their work concerning health and human rights.
Chambers’ clients include regulators such as CHRE and the HFEA, the Department of Health, NHS and private sector hospitals, care homes and other healthcare providers, as well as patients and those requiring representation through the Official Solicitor.
In support of this practice area, chambers is able to provide 24 hours advice and representation in urgent cases.