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We know the healthcare sector, the law and our advice will always be tailored to you.

We don’t need to tell you that the need for excellent care provision is only going to grow. With increased demand for personalised, flexible care, tailored to the needs of the individual, successful care service operators need to be able to balance the business, regulatory and social demands on their activities. We can help.

The range and depth of expertise we offer across the full range of legal issues faced by care sector clients sets us apart. Every piece of advice we give is grounded in experience and determined by listening to you, so that each solution is effective and relevant.

We’re one of the leading firms providing swift, expert support in all aspects of running a care service, from start up or acquisition of a business, registration and routine operations, through to significant business decisions and major contract negotiations, regulatory interventions, mental health issues, crisis management and commercial disputes.

Whether you’re a care home, home care provider, charity, NHS Trust, Local Authority or a regulatory body - we’ve got it all covered. We offer much more than just technical legal advice. We have real life practical experience and understand the legislation, guidance and best practice affecting your sector. 

Most importantly we know that there are going to be times when you need immediate support at inconvenient times. We’re here to help 24/7. Delivering sensitive, practical, actionable legal solutions that help you provide care better than ever before.

“The advice and support has been comprehensive, timely and has produced positive results beyond which I would reasonably have expected. The attention to detail and preparation with us as clients has resulted in successful outcomes on all cases that we have worked together on, and so, I’d have no hesitation in recommending them.”

Brian Murphy, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Care

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What we do

We have particular experience in the following areas:

  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial disputes
  • Contractual arrangements with commissioners and individual residents
  • Coroner’s Inquests
  • Corporate manslaughter
  • Corporate transactions such as the acquisition, disposal and re-financing of businesses and property
  • Criminal prosecutions of individuals and businesses
  • Crisis management and reputational protection
  • Data protection requirements
  • Discrimination and Equality
  • Employment advice
  • Environmental issues, including waste management, carbon reduction and storage of chemicals on site
  • Health and safety, fire safety and food hygiene
  • Managing relations with residents, including complaints handling, incident management and debt collection
  • Mental health and mental capacity issues
  • Property acquisition, occupation, development and planning
  • Registration and other regulatory matters including investigations and intervention.

Sector expertise

Examples of work

  • Belfast City Hospital Trust – Advising the Trust in relation to the financing and development a £60 million new cancer care centre.
  • Gateshead PCT – Advising the PCT regarding the sub-contracting of its obligations under an APMS contract to a company of GPs.
  • Interserve Investments – Advising the Interserve consortium on its bid for the Tees and North East Yorkshire PFI scheme to redevelop St Luke’s Hospital in Middlesbrough.
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Oncology Centre PFI Scheme – Advising the NHS Trust on its £160 million new cancer centre to be built in Leeds.
  • Northern Neuro Disability Services Centre PFI Scheme - Advising AIB on a scheme to fund a new neuro disability services centre for the Northgate & Prudhoe NHS Trust.
  • The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - Advising the Trust on its £300 million scheme for the redevelopment of Pinderfields and Pontefract General Hospitals.