UK: Mills & Reeve Appointed As Legal Adviser To NHS Purchasing & Supply Agency & NHS Logistics Authority
Last Updated: 19 July 2002

National law firm, Mills & Reeve, has won a competitive tender to provide legal services to the NHS Purchasing & Supply Agency (PASA) and NHS Logistics Authority.

Mills & Reeve will provide legal advice to the PASA and the Logistics Authority on government, NHS and public law issues, clinical negligence, and personal injury cases, property, commercial and employment issues and PFI and PPP projects.

The Mills & Reeve tender was led by Sheila Waddington, partner in Mills & Reeve's Birmingham-based Public Law Team and involved partners, Gill Thomas (Technology) and Fiona Hawker (Litigation) and senior solicitor, Dennis Macharaga (Property).

Commenting on the appointment, Sheila Waddington commented: "This is a great coup for Mills & Reeve's Public Law team. Following our recent tender successes with The National Blood Authority and The NHS Information Authority, this significant appointment bolsters further our reputation as a leading law firm in the healthcare sector."

PASA and the Logistics Authority provide strategic advice and services to the NHS in England. PASA is currently involved in the cabinet office review of strategic reorganisation of the NHS, including the role of the new Strategic Health Authorities in all procurement for the NHS.

Mills & Reeve's Public Law team is led from the Birmingham office and comprises seven senior public sector lawyers and advises over 120 clients across the healthcare sector.

Mills & Reeve is a national law firm with 60 partners, 250 lawyers and offices in Birmingham, Cambridge, London and Norwich.

Mills & Reeve provides a full range of services to healthcare and NHS clients including: Corporate Advisory & Governance; Employment & Human Resources; Clinical Governance & Clinical Audit; Funding, PFI & Projects; Property, Planning & Construction; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property; Commercial Contracts & Statutory Agreements; Mental Health; Public Sector Partnerships (Local Government) and Healthcare Law.

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