Supporting clients across the entire healthcare community


Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner have been involved in the key areas of healthcare for over 15 years, acting for domestic and international clients, be they individuals, corporates or UK/US REITs, and ranging from investors, funders, operators and specialist care homes, and other healthcare providers, to public sector bodies and medical device, life science and technology companies.

Healthcare is a core area of expertise and focus for Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. Our specialist healthcare team has in-depth sector specific experience in, amongst others, the corporate, finance, tax, real estate, planning, intellectual property and regulatory areas. As a result, we have a real understanding, not only of the legal and commercial issues, but also of the policies and principles that underlie and influence the healthcare sector.

We believe our offering combines sector knowledge, unparalleled technical ability and commercial focus, which ensures that clients receive the best possible support and guidance.

If you or your clients have any questions about our BCLP Healthcare team and its offering, please contact Michael Anderson or Matthew Peel, Co-Heads of the team.

Explore our specialisms

Legal advisors of the year

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    In June 2018, BCLP’s Healthcare team won the ‘Legal advisors of the year – transactional (private)’ award at the HealthInvestor Awards, held at the Grosvenor Hotel in Central London. Other firms vying for the award included CMS, Pinsent Masons and Charles Russell Speechlys, but BCLP were rewarded for a number of landmark transactions in the healthcare sphere, including advising on the landmark sale of Retirement Villages Group, the UK’s largest retirement village operator to AXA; Apposite Capital’s acquisition from MITIE Group of MITIE’s UK social care division and also on its investment in Medical Imaging Partnership; and Ventas on its acquisition of two care homes in Middlesex from individual sellers.

Latest examples of work

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      REIT-backed Sale & Leaseback

      BLP advised Graphite Capital and the management team on the £140m sale and leaseback of Avery Care Homes, with the backing of Health Care REIT, which comprised 13 freehold homes and a pipeline of further development sites.

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      Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust

      Advised the Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust in relation to the provision of a new hospital costing £234m.  The project involved complex medical equipment issues and was one of the pilot Retention of Employment (ROE) schemes. It included funding by the European Investment Bank. 

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      Canford Healthcare sale and leaseback

      BLP advised Ventas, Inc. the US REIT, on a corporate sale and leaseback transaction of Canford Healthcare’s freehold elderly care home portfolio comprising five care homes in Sussex and Kent for a total consideration of £57m.

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      South London hospital redevelopment

      BLP Advised the Costain, Skanska, Sodexho and Edison Capital consortium on redevelopment and concentration of hospital services on to one site in South London.  BLP advised the issuer on all aspects of the £92m bond financing.

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      Mendip Independent Treatment Centre

      BLP advised Summit Asset Management and Bank of America on the provision of finance for the £100m Mendip Independent Treatment Centre, providing four operating centres and an MRI Scanner at a new build site in Shepton Mallet.

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      Senior Housing and Care Facility Acquisition.

      BLP Advised advised Griffin on its first international acquisition of a Caring Homes’ 44 facility portfolio of premium senior housing and care facilities in England, Scotland and Jersey for £298.5m.

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