Keeping your business in good health
Prettys has a dedicated health and social care team who advise both commissioners and providers. As experienced business lawyers with offices in both Ipswich and Chelmsford, we give legal advice to a wide range of health and social care sector clients, including NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, general practitioners, dental practitioners and private sector providers to the healthcare sector, in the provision of care services to the public.
Our clients in this sector have been, and continue to be, subject to an incredible amount of legislative, regulatory and operational change which presents on-going challenges.
Our expertise is focussed on commercial, practical advice to help our clients to procure or deliver care services effectively and efficiently.
We provide trusted advice in relation to business structures, commercial agreements, procurement, funding, employment and pensions, and property and construction
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"Kelly Sayers is noted for her responsive, practical advice. She spends much of her time advising the firm's local authority, non-profit and NHS client bases." – Chambers and Partners
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Matthew studied law at the London School of Economics and Political Science before qualifying as a Solicitor at a leading City law firm in 1995. He joined Prettys in 1997 and became a Partner in 2002.
Matthew’s clients include FTSE 100 companies, local authorities, NHS Trusts and charities. He advises on the full range of HR issues including grievances, performance management, disputes and dismissals, and collective and strategic matters such as redundancies and restructurings, mergers and outsourcing exercises, and policy making. He also advises on pensions matters to the extent to which they affect employers, and data protection. Matthew’s clients span a range of sectors, but he has particular expertise in working with organisations within healthcare, logistics, leisure, local government, aviation, insurance and bloodstock. He also acts for senior executives.
Matthew is the UK contributor to the American Bar Association’s Global Guide to Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets in Employment Law.
Matthew’s recent work includes:
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Kelly studied in Northampton and Chelmsford before qualifying as a Solicitor at a law firm with offices in London and East Anglia. Kelly joined Prettys on qualification in 2002 and became an Associate in 2005. She became a Partner in 2008 and Head of the Employment Services team in May 2011.
Kelly advises on the full range of HR and employment related issues including managing difficult employees, defending complex Employment Tribunal claims, advising on redundancy and restructuring exercises, and advising on the employment aspects of corporate transactions. She also advises on policies and procedures and undertakes training to managers, HR teams and directors on a range of employment subjects.
Kelly works for organisations across a variety of sectors including healthcare, logistics, leisure, construction, engineering, manufacturing, financial services and energy. Her clients include large multinationals, NHS Trusts, local authorities and charities as well as family owned businesses and start-ups. Kelly also acts for senior executives.
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