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BSO Legal Services (DLS)

BSO Legal Services (DLS) provide a wide range of professional legal services to the public health and social care sector across Northern Ireland. The Legal Services they provide are critical to our clients which include the 5 Health & Social Care Trusts (Belfast, Western, Southern, Northern and South Eastern), Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS), and other HSC bodies such as the Strategic Planning and Performance Group (SPPG), the Public Health Agency (PHA), the Business Services Organisation (BSO) and the NI Blood Transfusion Service (NIBTS).

BSO Legal Services (DLS) are a professional specialist legal team of solicitors who are assisted by a dedicated support team, providing legal solutions in employment law, personal injury litigation, commercial & property, clinical negligence, inquests & inquiries, family law (children’s cases), judicial reviews, declaratory orders, Mental Capacity Act, recovery of HSC debt, recovery of residential care charges and advice and representation on the Mental Health Order (including tribunals).

BSO Legal Services (DLS) provides general legal advice to clients in all areas as well as an out-of-hours service for urgent matters.

More information on the legal services provided to HSC can be located under Areas of Law on the right hand side panel.

Business Support

This team within Legal Services provides support to the legal teams including operational support and legal payments-requests to pay damages, third party costs, Counsel and Expert fees, CRU and reconciliations.

Contacting DLS

If you know which solicitor is dealing with the relevant case or matter, please continue to contact that solicitor directly by email/mobile phone.

If you are contacting us in relation to a new case or matter, please contact the relevant solicitor by email/mobile phone where possible.

If you do not have contact details for the relevant solicitor, the following email addresses can be used, but please note that these mailboxes are not monitored outside normal working hours.

Employment Law Employment.law@hscni.net
General Litigation generallitigation@hscni.net
Clinical Negligence ClinNegDLS@hscni.net
Inquests & Inquiries DLSCoronersInquests@hscni.net
Commercial Law Commercial.law@hscni.net
Declaratory Orders & Judicial Reviews declaratoryorders&jr@hscni.net
Emergency Children Law Emergencychildrenlaw@hscni.net

In the interests of reducing environmental impact, please send all correspondence to DLS by email only.