New partner joins Cripps healthcare team
Leading regional law firm Cripps has announced the appointment of Justin Cumberlege as a partner in its healthcare team.
Justin joins from City-based Carter Lemon Camerons LLP, where he led the social housing and healthcare team. He takes up his new position on 4 January 2016 and is the second key hire into the Cripps healthcare team in the last eight months, following Sarah Hillebron’s appointment in May.
Justin said: “Joining Cripps is an exciting opportunity to expand the offering I am able to give clients in an increasingly dynamic healthcare market. I look forward to introducing clients to a firm with a depth and breadth of knowledge of the primary healthcare market few can challenge.”
With nearly 25 years’ legal experience, Justin’s key areas of expertise complement those of the existing Cripps team and include advising NHS trusts, GP partnerships, GP-owned companies and federated groups of GPs.
Nick Austen, partner and head of healthcare at Cripps, said: “I’m delighted Justin is joining the team. There is a connection and synergy between GPs, their federations and many of our existing pharmaceutical and dental clients, as they are operating in a similar environment.”
Justin’s appointment means the growing healthcare practice at Cripps will have a seven-strong team in the new year. The recently published Chambers Guide for 2016 already ranks the practice nationally.