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Rachel Crean - Partner at VWV

Partner

020 7665 0950


How Can Rachel Help You?

Rachel is a Partner in our Commercial Litigation team at our London office. Prior to Lockharts joining VWV in January 2017, Rachel led the dispute resolution department at Lockharts Solicitors. Rachel trained at a niche healthcare law firm and, since qualification, has specialised in healthcare related litigation and dispute resolution, with a focus on primary care.

Rachel has experience of civil litigation, judicial review, NHS dispute resolution in the Family Health Services Appeal Unit (FHSAU), fitness to practise proceedings (including GMC, GDC, GCC, NMC), performers list proceedings in the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) and appeals against CQC decisions in the FTT.

Rachel advises on a broad range of contentious healthcare related matters, including:

  • commercial dispute resolution
  • partnership disputes
  • primary care contracting, including medical, dental and ophthalmic contracts and Terms of Service for pharmacists
  • judicial review
  • fitness to practise proceedings
  • performers list matters
  • disputes relating to clinical training and qualification
  • action taken by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and CQC processes
  • information law
  • applicability of whistle blowing protections
  • debt recovery
  • complaints handling
  • premises disputes
  • procurement disputes

Meeting Your Needs

Rachel has almost ten years of experience of advising clients regarding commercial disputes and healthcare related legal matters. Rachel takes a pragmatic and commercial approach to cases, remaining focussed on her clients’ goals at all times.

What You Might Like to Know

Outside of work, Rachel is a keen marathon runner.