Legal advice for the health and social care sector
In a highly challenging sector, you need lawyers who have the proven expertise to protect and grow your business.
Highly regarded and recommended health and social care lawyers.
Recommended lawyers for the Care Association Alliance and a commercial partner of Care England.
Our Health & Social Care team is regularly instructed on social care matters across a variety of operators including residential and nursing, specialist and learning disability, retirement villages, children’s services and homecare and supported living.
We are highly regarded by key stakeholders in the sector, including being recommended lawyers for the Care Association Alliance and a commercial partner of Care England, the leading representative body for independent care services in England.
Our advice and services are tailored to suit the specific needs of our clients and cover a wide range of issues:
Transactions and finance
We support our clients in transactions in the market including sales and acquisitions, joint ventures and refinancing.
We work for a wide range of care providers on their CQC obligations, inspections and other crisis management responses. When disputes occur we are experienced in helping providers resolve issues and are advocates of successful mediation.
Property development and construction
We act in all settings including development, construction, setting up and managing plot sales and ongoing estate management. We support our clients to manage their premises to meet their requirements as well as the stringent industry standards
As a health and social care provider you may become involved in inquest proceedings, where a coroner is investigating the circumstances of a death. We can provide expert advice on all matters relating to the Coroners’ jurisdiction and inquests to guide you through the process.
Somerset Care on the acquisition of the domiciliary care focussed Way Ahead Care Limited and Way Ahead Community Care Services Limited.
Sentinel Health Care Limited on their sale of 5 nursing homes and extra care apartments to Allegra Care and Moorfield.
Equality Care Limited on the disposal of its 4 home group.
Advising a care provider charity on a whistleblowing; safeguarding and disciplinary matter.
Successfully challenging a CQC inspection report and increasing the overall rating from Requires Improvement to Good.
Our sector expertise
Service user contracts
It is vital for providers to ensure that service user contracts are well drafted, compliant with consumer law and watertight to protect against non-payment.
Partner, Hazel Phillips has developed a model contract which is compliant with consumer and mental capacity legislation but also draws on our experience of resolving contract issues for and protecting providers. It caters for both residential and nursing homes.
A separate contract has been developed for domiciliary and community care providers.