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Stephen Janisch


7th Floor, 85 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AE

Tel: 020 7227 6705

Stephen has over 35 years’ experience of the healthcare law sector, from administrative and mental health law to human rights and clinical negligence.

Areas of Expertise

Stephen’s interests include the changing structure of the NHS, the legal aspects of blood and blood products, the regulation of care standards and mental health law.


Notable cases:

  • R v E London & City Mental Health NHS Trust ex p Von Brandenburg – A House of Lords case on the circumstances in which a patient can be re-sectioned after being discharged by a Mental Health Review Tribunal
  • R v E Berkshire HA ex p Walsh – A Court of Appeal case where it was held that a senior nurse’s employment dispute with an NHS body was not susceptible to Judicial Review
  • Lim Poh Choo v Camden & Islington AHA(T) – A House of Lords decision on the overlap between heads of damage in a maximum severity injury case


Client Sectors

NHS bodies
Private sector health providers