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Kiran Bhogal is head of healthcare at Weightmans’ London
office. She has 20 years’ experience of advising the health and
public sector on medico-legal issues, including mental health
law, child protection, complaints handling, complex and
sensitive inquests, risk management, clinical and corporate
governance, serious untoward incidents, homicide inquiries,
medical ethics (consent and confidentiality), judicial review,
public consultation, the Human Rights Act, Data Protection Act,
Freedom of Information Act and emergency applications for the
provision and withdrawal of treatment. Within primary care she
regularly advises on commissioning and funding decisions,
community and continuing care, contractual and performers’
list management and the pharmaceutical regulations.
In 2006 she qualified as a solicitor advocate (civil
proceedings) and was appointed as a deputy district judge.
Chambers UK
has ranked Ms Bhogal as a leader in her field
and described her as “extremely assured, friendly and
supportive… being able to explain legal complexities carefully
and in a straightforward manner” and having an “excellent grasp
of the medical issues, outstanding client and witness-handling
skills”. Her advice on data protection has received particular
praise, as has her “great skill in mental health, funding issues
and inquests”. Ms Bhogal has a particular interest in medical
ethics and the law, and has acted in some of the leading cases
involving the provision and withdrawal of treatment.
Weightmans LLP
6 New Street Square
New Fetter Lane
United Kingdom
+44 20 7822 1939
+44 20 7822 1901
Bhogal, Kiran
Weightmans LLP – Partner |
Winner – Healthcare & Life Sciences, United Kingdom
What clients said
“Kiran is a constant source of knowledge and
support, demonstrating a breadth of experience
in the areas of healthcare law on National Health
Service and social care matters.”
“She is approachable and responsive to every
contact. She demonstrates political awareness and
gives astute advice, which is particularly important
in this time of rapid and frequent change.”
“Her advice is measured, well thought through and
has often meant that the matter has been easily
disposed of, saving both time and money.”
“Ms Bhogal possesses excellent strategic
knowledge of the NHS landscape, interpersonal
and business communication skills.”