Law firm Pinsent Masons has landed a top industry reward for the second year running in recognition of its healthcare expertise.

The company won the 'Legal Advisors of the Year transactional (Private)' award at the HealthInvestor Awards 2014.

The HealthInvestor Awards is an annual event promoting excellence and recognising achievements and innovation in the independent healthcare sector.

Pinsent Masons was also shortlisted in all other legal advisory categories in the awards.

Its healthcare team, which is led by Joanne Ellis and Barry Francis, was rewarded for its broad and diverse domestic and international work in the private healthcare sector in the UK, Gulf and Asia Pacific regions.

Ms Ellis said: "We are delighted to be recognised once again as a leading legal advisor in the healthcare space.

"To take the award home for a second year running is testament to the talent and experience our team offers and is great recognition of just some of the excellent and focused work in the healthcare sector across the firm."

Pinsent Masons is one of the largest providers of corporate, commercial and financial legal services to the healthcare sector, operating across the board in NHS (primary, secondary and tertiary), private healthcare, dental care, community, residential and domiciliary care.

It is able to field one of the largest and most experienced teams in advising on transactions and business within healthcare, including leading corporate and M&A professionals operating within the health market.

The team specialises in diverse areas of social care, children's services, dentistry, pharmacies and life sciences, advising clients in relation to healthcare property developments and advising major operators on their banking/finance arrangements.

Mr Francis added: "Pinsent Masons' healthcare team has once again proved it's at the top of its game in providing advice in the healthcare environment. Being shortlisted in all legal advisory categories at the awards is testament to the breadth of our team and ability to advise on all healthcare related issues across the globe."

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