Healthcare Litigation

Working as part of one of the largest, leading health and social care teams in the UK, we recognise the importance of resolving disputes in a way that meets the needs of patients and healthcare providers – both NHS and independent. Our extensive network of lawyers, in the UK and across the world, are experts in resolving commercial disputes with innovative, practical advice.


Our understanding of the healthcare industry puts us in a unique position to anticipate and meet your litigation needs whether you are operating in the public or private sector. The sector is facing huge change, consolidation and increased scrutiny and we know the challenges this brings.

We’re skilled and experienced in a wide range of areas, including procurement and supply chain disputes, resolving IT system and software issues, managing outsourced clinical and diagnostic agreements, and addressing commissioning disputes.

We take a creative approach, using our experience of health-related disputes to understand the challenges and identify solutions quickly, efficiently and in a way which caters for the specific pressures and priorities within the health context. We are experts at managing potential disputes and/or avoiding escalation to minimise the disruptive impact of litigation, whilst always having the technical expertise to deal with those disputes which cannot be avoided.

We are committed to providing you with a service that is second-to-none. We stand out because we deliver exactly what you need, providing practical litigation solutions that meet your specific requirements and are delivered with the benefit of our longstanding insight into the sector.

Featured experience

  • Advising on securing an emergency interim injunction for an NHS hospital against a trade union to prevent unlawful picketing
  • Successfully advising the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in the Personal Protective Equipment judicial reviews
  • Advising a network of NHS Trusts in the defence of a multimillion-pound procurement challenge relating to a contract for the provision of a pathology Managed Service Contract
  • Successfully recovering damages for a provider of decontamination services following its client's breach of contractual exclusivity provisions
  • Advising an ICB on two ordinary residence disputes with Local Authorities, one of which involved cross jurisdictional issues and a referral to the Scottish Ministers for determination

What our clients say

  • Great energy combined with wise counsel.

    Legal 500 UK 2022, Commercial Litigation Mid-market, London.

  • Really punches above its weight in commercial litigation. Very focused on achieving the best outcomes for clients on a cost-effective basis.

    Legal 500 UK 2022, Commercial Litigation Mid-market, London.

  • Strong litigation team, which operates well to pull in resources from other specialisms across the firm where needed.

    Legal 500 UK 2022, Commercial Litigation Leeds.

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Who we are

Why choose DAC Beachcroft?

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.