Care & Protection lawyers
Our specialist team comprises of the combined expertise from across our legal teams, caring for vulnerable people and protecting their assets and wellbeing, as well as providing commercial support for care businesses, owners and investors.
With a close affinity to the care sector, our in-depth of understanding of the legal framework that governs this area and commercial awareness is integral to our ability to provide high quality advice and solutions.
Working closely together we provide an integrated service to support individuals, public and private sector clients across a range of issues.
In the health sector we provide support with regulatory compliance, CQC regulation and reporting; and in social care matters in mental capacity, best interest decisions and the Court of Protection including safeguarding and Deprivation of Liberty.
The Care and Protection team advises a wide range of clients in the care sector. Our specialist lawyers provide a comprehensive service to care home operators and investors including acquisitions and disposals, re-financing, incorporation of new businesses, refinancing and restructuring and succession and estate planning. We also support providers with employment and HR issues, including enforcement of restrictive covenants and immigration.
Our dispute resolution services to care homes and domiciliary care providers includes fee disputes with Local Authorities, procurement and contract disputes, debt/fee recovery and the defence of civil claims. We also assist in property matters relating to new build projects and development, leases and disputes.
For more information on how we can help, please contact us today.
Read more about our latest Care & Protection sector updates below:
Our latest thinking...
- How your property can help you plan to pay for care fees
Ben Loosemore discusses the options available to you when it comes to funding care in later life.
- Capacity is decision specific
Hannah Rowlatt comments on a recent case regarding whether an individual has capacity to make various decisions, specifically around the use of social media and consenting to sexual relations.
- Can I use a trust to avoid care home fees?
Trusts made with a Will can offer some safeguards, but careful and advance planning is needed, as Roz Wyeth explains.
- Coping with Alzheimers: a legal perspective
A dementia diagnosis within your family can be daunting and devastating. Knowing that it’s likely your loved one will lose the ability to look after themselves is distressing and raises many questions. Annabelle Vaughan discusses how best to plan for the future with dementia.
- When it makes sense to buy quality
Lindsay Taylor & Roz Wyeth explain how DIY or shop bought wills may not provide the security for your loved ones that you were hoping for.
- Biotech of Tomorrow – ingestible pills
How can smart pill technology, aka ingestible pills help take care of your loved ones? Lindsay Taylor takes a look into the latest advances in Bio Tech in care and protection sector.
- Does the NHS long term plan help fix social care?
Will the increase in funding help fix the social care services? Spencer Gardner reviews the recently published NHS Long Term Plan.
- Help protect loved ones from scams and fraud
Hannah Rowlatt explains how you can protect your loved ones from fake HMRC scammers and what options are available if your loved one can no longer protect themselves.