Hazel Phillips RWK Goodman

Hazel Phillips

Partner | Co - Head of Health & Social Care

Financial Services Sector | Health & Social Care Sector | Commercial | Corporate | Health and Social Care

About Hazel

Hazel is a specialist corporate healthcare lawyer whose clients include care organisations, children’s homes and children’s services, pharmacies, GPs, dentists, day nurseries and charities.


Hazel’s expertise covers sales, mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, business structure, governance and refinancing. She also has experience of advising on and negotiating local authority framework agreements and tenders and has previously assisted numerous care providers in fee negotiations with funders.

Hazel has a thorough understanding of the regulatory systems operated by CQC, CIW, GPhC, OFSTED and the Charity Commission. She is regularly consulted by agents, accountants and banks in respect of queries over registration and compliance issues which may arise during an acquisition or sale. Her knowledge and reputation means she is often instructed in addition to the existing legal team.



  • Banking & Finance
  • Charities
  • Commercial
  • Health & Social Care
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Recent transactions that Hazel has advised on include:

  • advising the shareholders of Gold Care Holdings on the £89m sale of the Gold Care Group to Omega Healthcare
  • advising Somerset Care on the purchase of a regional domiciliary care business
  • advising the shareholders of Sentinel Health Care Limited on the sale of a 5 nursing home group to Allegra Care
  • advising the shareholders of Values in Care on the sale of its 18 home group to Swanton Community Care
  • advising a multi-chain operator on the purchase of a pharmacy in Gloucestershire for circa £2m including negotiation of a management agreement
  • advising a retiring pharmacy owner on the sale of a Dorset pharmacy for £1.2m
  • advising shareholders in the sale of 6 children’s homes and a specialist school
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Hazel and the team at RWK Goodman were absolutely outstanding in their diligence and their ability to solve problems when the need arises. There was never any sense of frustration or complexity, just sound legal advice and a willingness to solve any issues as they arose.

They were always happy to take our phone calls and e-mails and offer advice and reassurance at what can be a very stressful time.

Dave Nickels, Drurys Pharmacies Limited
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