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Examples of work undertaken by our lawyers

  • Advised on the preparation of two former hospital sites for future sale on the open market. Work included drafting sale agreements to include Overage.

  • Successfully exercised break clause with landlord despite sub-letting space to a hospital.

  • Highly complex negotiations with multiple parties resulting in the high value disposal of a Hospital.

  • Facilitated the termination of several leases relating to aerial masts, gasworks providers and the health centre, all under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

  • Negotiated leases either to, or from, NHS bodies in relation to hospitals.

  • Advised on and negotiating contracts for the procurement of 3 hospital and police headquarters using BOOT (build, own, operate, transfer) contracts, including the project agreement, and the construction sub contracts, bank loan documentation and bank direct agreement.

  • Advised on procurement compliance and commercial risks and issues arising during its procurement of a Hospital.

  • Advice on Section 106 Agreements on behalf of a Local Authority in relation to the development of hospitals.

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Legal issues that may arise

  • Estate rationalisation including disposal of hospital premises

  • Acquisition of suitable premises

  • Lease breaks and surrenders in order to reduce NHS expenditure

  • Lease renewals and negotiations

  • Subletting space for use as hospital facilities

  • Drafting and negotiation of wayleaves

  • Environmental law including contamination issues

  • Securing possession of sites through Compulsory Purchase Orders

  • Drafting planning  provisions relating to hospitals including Section 106 Agreements and CIL

  • Procurement advice

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UK hospitals are provided by the NHS and private organisations.  There were almost 16 million NHS hospital admissions in 2018, up 3% on the previous year.  With the funding cuts to the NHS, private hospitals are being more utilised.  

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