Robert Breedon Partner Head of Health and Care Sector


Speaks:  English

Qualified: 1989 - Solicitor of England & Wales


Primary office:  Birmingham




Robert Breedon

Robert is a commercial lawyer who helps clients to negotiate and agree large commercial projects and outsourcing contracts. He works with clients in both the public and private sectors to structure, draft and negotiate contracts for the delivery of various services and in establishing joint ventures and alliances between providers and purchasers.

He also helps clients to run procurements for various services and/or to bid successfully for tenders, building on his extensive experience in private practice, in industry as an in-house lawyer and as legal counsel for a Government Department. He is recognised by Legal 500 (2015) as 'an expert in public sector procurement regulations'.

Robert heads our Commercial IT and Outsourcing Team in the UK and is also head of our firm-wide Health and Care Sector Team in the UK and Europe. Robert has more than 25 years' experience in a range of industries and sectors, including health and social care and logistics and supply chain management.

Robert enjoys removing the mystique from legal complexities, helping clients to understand the key issues as well as the implications of commercial transactions and helping them to deliver the outcomes they want.

Having worked for over five years in the UK's Department of Health, Robert has a unique insight into the workings of the NHS. Robert helps clients to deliver commercial solutions and to achieve the desired transformational changes in service delivery. He is experienced in advising on collaborative arrangements for health and social care commissioners (clinical commissioning groups and local authorities) and in developing innovative delivery models for healthcare providers. He assists clients in understanding any associated governance and regulatory issues.

Robert speaks regularly on contractual options for the delivery of public services and projects and has a particular interest in contractual structures for the delivery of integrated services, including models based on new payment structures such as outcome-based contracts.

Experience

  • Robert was the lead adviser for the Government's Independent Sector Treatment Centre Programme (Phase 2), a £3 billion programme aimed at reducing NHS waiting times and increasing patient choice.
  • Robert acts for a leading logistics and supply chain management business and his experience includes negotiating the UK's largest food distribution contract.
  • Robert has advised on a number of complex public private partnerships for the delivery of various services.

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Career & Recognition

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  • 2016

    • Career
       2016
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, partner
  • 2014

    • Career
       2014
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner
  • 2011

    • Career
       2011
      Wragge & Co, partner
  • 2006

    • Career
       2006
      Department of Health, Commercial Directorate: General Counsel
  • 2005

    • Career
       2005
      The BOC Group, commercial solicitor
  • 1998

    • Career
       1998
      Morgan Cole, partner
  • 1992

    • Career
       1992
      Morgan Cole, solicitor
  • 1990

    • Career
       1990
      Southern Electric, solicitor
  • 1989

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       1989
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 1987

    • Career
       1987
      Slaughter and May, trainee and solicitor
  • 1983

    • Education
       1983
      Bristol University, Ll.B. (Hons)

Client work

Client work
16 August 2016 Lambeth IPSS