Andrew Parsons

Andrew Parsons, Senior Partner, RadcliffesLeBrasseur
Senior Partner, Head of Healthcare - Providers

85 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AE

Tel: 020 7222 7040
Email: andrew.parsons@rlb-law.com
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Andrew is Senior Partner and Head of Healthcare Providers in our Healthcare team. He has been named by the Legal 500 and Chambers directories as a leading individual in the field of clinical negligence and mental health law, and appears in the Legal 500’s Hall of Fame.

Andrew Parsons provides “first class, pragmatic level advice that cuts to the chase on every occasion,” according to one client, while another says: “There is no one in the industry that can beat his knowledge, expertise and wisdom.” He has considerable expertise advising public and private sector providers on major inquests and investigations.  Chambers and Partners 2020

Andrew Parsons frequently advises public and private sector clients on a broad array of regulatory matters. He possesses noteworthy ability in inquests, judicial reviews and Care Quality Commission registrations, and has particular expertise in the mental health services and care home sectors. He is a “well-known industry veteran,” according to one source, while another notes: “He has good relationships with his client.” Chambers and Partners 2020

‘Andrew Parsons is a standout leader in this field – he knows more about the healthcare sector than anyone, and is a problem solver with a wonderful manner with clients that instills confidence.’ Legal 500 2020

Andrew Parsons ‘has great judgement and gives advice that is ‘spot on’ when clients are really in trouble.’ Legal 500 2019

‘Andrew is very helpful, responsive and great at preparing teams for a hearing, as well as providing reassurance and useful tips. I am so glad to have someone that I can trust to provide the level of support needed.’ Chambers and Partners 2019

‘His expertise in the sector as well as his knowledge of our business makes him a critical adviser on complex and sensitive matters.’ Chambers and Partners 2018

‘A tough but realistic litigator with a phenomenal knack for handling difficult cases with ease.’ Legal 500 2017

Interviewees recommend department head Andrew Parsons as ‘a first-rate lawyer,’ and go on to endorse his particular expertise in care home matters. He is widely experienced in the field, having acted in a high number of significant mental health cases. Chambers and Partners 2017

Mental health specialist Andrew Parsons has ‘unrivalled knowledge, which enables him to be very innovative and to think creatively about how to find solutions to challenging issues.’ Legal 500 2016

Andrew Parsons is held in high esteem by clients for his specialist expertise. ‘He knows everything,’ says one client, while another adds: ‘His knowledge of statute and case law is great. He also has a really user-friendly style about him and he can hold the hand of someone who is going to an inquest for the first time.’ Chambers and Partners 2016

Areas of Expertise

Andrew specialises in health and social care law. He acts for a large number of private sector healthcare providers and care home operators as well as the NHS. Andrew regularly advises on care homes law, mental health law, public law and judicial review and all areas of healthcare law.

He has been involved in many important mental health cases in recent years and is seen as a leading practitioner in this field. He also has experience of large compensation claims and significant untoward incidents. Andrew has extensive advocacy experience including attending inquests on behalf of many healthcare clients.

Andrew acts as adviser on regulatory matters involving CQC regulation and the HSE/police, and has represented many health and adult social care clients in regulatory proceedings. Andrew also has significant court of protection experience.

Experience

Andrew is a regular lecturer and contributor of articles to the health and legal press, and provides an educational programme to clients and others in the healthcare sector, especially relating to mental health, care homes and regulation.

Client Sectors

Healthcare

Membership

The Lowtonian Society
The Law Society
The City of London Solicitors’ Livery Company