Sarah Woods - DAC Beachcroft
Sarah Woods

Sarah is a Senior Associate in the Healthcare Regulatory Team and since 2010 has advised both the NHS and independent health sector on healthcare regulatory matters.

She specialises in advising both commissioners and providers on mental health and mental capacity issues, frequently advising on the difficulties arising at the interface between the Mental Health Act 1983 and Mental Capacity Act 2005, and the applicability of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

Sarah regularly assists clients in relation to serious incidents, governance and patient care issues, including appearing in the Court of Protection on behalf of clients involved in medical treatment and welfare disputes. She also has considerable experience in appearing on behalf health sector organisations in Coroners' Inquests, most frequently appearing on behalf of clients in multi-party jury inquests and cases where complex patient risk management issues are at play.

Sarah plays a major role in delivery of our regulatory due diligence work, having been involved in a number of significant M&A transactions in both the public and private healthcare sectors. 

Sarah is an established trainer and regularly delivers training to clients and healthcare professionals on the legal aspects of clinical practice.

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