Ben Troke has joined law firm Hill Dickinson national health team as a new partner.
Ben joins the firm’s Leeds office from Browne Jacobson where he led the firm’s national health and social care advisory team, dealing with all aspects of legal and ethical issues relating to patient care.
With specialist legal knowledge around mental capacity and general healthcare, Ben is recognised by Chambersas one of the country’s leading Court of Protection practitioners and is a leading national speaker on medical treatment, mental capacity and deprivation of liberty in particular.
Welcoming Ben, Hill Dickinson head of health Andrew Craggs said: ‘Ben’s extensive experience and reputation in healthcare advisory work make him a valuable addition to Hill Dickinson and we are delighted to welcome him to the team and the Leeds office, which continues to be a focus for us in terms of growth.’
Ben Troke added: ‘I am delighted to be joining such a strong and fast-growing practice, and very much looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that this brings. The health team at Hill Dickinson is vastly experienced but also still ambitious and committed to continue going from strength to strength, and it’s really exciting to be part of that.’
Ben has a particular interest in disputes about medical treatment and is a qualified mediator. He also often deals with issues arising in the overlap and friction between healthcare and social care, such as disputes about access to, and funding of, care involving local authorities and NHS bodies, continuing healthcare, responsible commissioner disputes, individual funding requests, and delayed / refusal of discharge.