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Phil Baigent

Partner & Joint Head of Care | Leicester

"Phil Baigent: Very good corporate lawyer and great with detail."
The Legal 500, 2024

Call: 0345 634 9799 Mobile: 0781 388 0806

About Phil

Phil is joint head of the Freeths’ Care Team. A corporate lawyer by trade, Phil has over 20 years’ experience advising on the full breadthe of corporate transactions and has specialised in private healthcare transactions for over 10 years. Phil counts amongst his clients many of the UK’s leading social care operators, developers and funders.

Phil regularly advises on high value and complex transactional matters and has substantial experience of deals involving UK and overseas REITs, specialist healthcare funds, pension funds and family office investors.

Phil is ranked as a Leading Individual in Chambers (2020 edition) and is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500 (2024 edition).

Notable work & expertise


  • MS

    “Phil’s advice is reliable, pragmatic and above all commercial and he has an excellent ability to quickly focus and deal with the key issues.”

    Mike Spencer

    Managing Director, TEW Group

  • JR

    “Phil is a great commercial and banking lawyer with whom I am delighted to work.”

    John Ramsay

    Relationship Director (Education), Santander Corporate Banking


    “A great all round service. First class. More of the same please.”

    Dollar Financial UK Limited t/a The Money Shop

  • “Phil Baigent makes you feel reassured when dealing with any of the challenges we face.”

    The Legal 500


  • “Phil Baigent is very calm and collected. Focuses on getting the deal done.”

    The Legal 500


  • “Phil Baigent (Leicester) / Thomas Golding (Nottingham) / Richard Williams and Helen Jones (London) have worked together on a recent transaction in...

    Chambers & Partners


  • “Phil Baigent receives praise for his expertise in the healthcare sector and counts a number of the most prominent funders and operators in the sec...

    Chambers & Partners


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