Stephen Tainsh has been appointed head of new medical technology group at healthcare law firm Capsticks.

A corporate, commercial and projects lawyer, Tainsh previously worked at law firm Blake Morgan, and has over 15 years’ experience of advising public and private sector clients on healthcare transactions.

His areas of focus are advising private sector medtech companies on M&A, collaborations and joint ventures, innovative financing models and data analysis services.

Rachael Heenan, Capsticks’ senior partner, said: ‘[We are] committed to being at the forefront of developments in the healthcare sector.  New technology and new services related to that technology are driving significant change in the healthcare sector. Stephen’s experience in the med tech sector will enable Capsticks and our clients to stay one step ahead of the changing market.’

Mike Clifford, head of the law firm’s commercial division, added: ‘Stephen’s market leading med tech experience will further strengthen our offering to our independent and public sector healthcare clients nationwide. His appointment is timely given the recent comments from Matt Hancock, the new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, about his commitment to investing almost £500m to improve medical technology.’

Tainsh commented: ‘Over the last 15 years or so, I have advised on a number of transactions opposite Capsticks, in particular the dissolution of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust where I advised the trust special administrator and Capsticks advised one of the receiving trusts.

Capsticks has an office in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Winchester.