Hamza Drabu is a commercial lawyer who specialises in advising commissioners and providers of health and social care services on commercial, contractual and public law issues. He advises clients in both the public and independent sector, using his understanding of the health and social care sector to find commercial solutions.
His work includes advising on joint ventures with the NHS, new models of care projects, governance and regulatory issues (such as devolution), strategic alliances, GP federations, NHS mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, NHS Standard Contracts and primary care contracts, partnering arrangements for the integration of health and social care (often utilising section 75 and 256 flexibilities), as well as large complex procurement projects.
His experience includes:
Advising commissioners and providers of health and social care on a project for Whole System Integrated Care across 8 CCG areas;
Advising a large NHS Foundation Trust on its acquisition of part of the first NHS Trust subject to Trust Special Administration;
Advising an independent sector provider through to the successful conclusion of a procurement process as lead provider, and part of a consortium bid for a £250m musculoskeletal services contract.
Hamza regularly provides training on various subjects, including joint ventures with the NHS, the implications of the NHS Standard Contract, and he has recently spoken at a national conference on Alliance contracting in the health and social care sector.
"The ‘quick-thinking’ Hamza Drabu, who ‘understands clients’ needs and designs creative solutions to complex problems’." Legal 500 UK 2017 Edition, Public Sector: Healthcare, London
Hamza qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and joined DAC Beachcroft LLP in 2012.