Sarah Skuse

Law firm Bevan Brittan has added two experienced lawyers as partners to its growing independent health and social care practice. Sarah Skuse and Siwan Griffiths join the firm’s London office, moving from Capsticks.

Skuse is a commercial property lawyer with experience of advising health and social care clients on real estate matters including acquisitions and disposals, development work and various leasing structures with associated funding arrangements and advising national care home operators, funders, investors and developers.

Griffiths is a regulatory specialist, advising care home owners, social housing associations, and independent health and NHS providers extensively on health and social care regulation. Siwan now rejoins Bevan Brittan, where she previously worked for more than eight years in the 2000s.

The two join a team at Bevan Brittan with a significant presence in the independent health and social care market, acting for over 170 care providers, suppliers, funders and investors. The practice has more than doubled its number of clients over the last few years.

Vincent Buscemi, partner and head of Bevan Brittan’s independent health and social care practice, said: “I am delighted that Sarah and Siwan are joining Bevan Brittan. They both bring high-calibre experience and proven expertise in their fields. Sarah will bolster our capabilities in advising social care and other clients on real estate and commercial matters, while Siwan will deepen our strength in guiding social care and other clients on regulatory and compliance issues.

“These are testing times for the social care sector and by bringing Sarah and Siwan on board, we are signalling our commitment to supporting our clients in every way possible and bringing them the timely, practical and focused advice they need.”

Managing partner Duncan Weir said: “Now in our seventh consecutive year of growth following our latest set of financial results, which saw our revenue rise above £50 million for the first time, we are well placed to continue investing in the firm. Attracting and developing new talent that adds to the broad range of knowledge and expertise we can offer our clients is a key part of our growth strategy and we are looking forward to having Sarah and Siwan on board.”

Date published: October 7, 2020