Our specialist team comprises of the combined expertise from across our legal teams with specialisms covering areas including caring for vulnerable people, commercial services, property and dispute resolution.

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.

 

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Coping with Alzheimers: a legal perspective – A diagnosis of dementia within your family can be daunting and devastating. Knowing that it is likely that your loved one will lose the ability to look after themselves is not only distressing, it also raises many questions. Annabelle Vaughan discusses how best to plan for the future with dementia. Read more here.

When it makes sense to buy qualityLindsay Taylor & Roz Wyeth explain how DIY or shop bought wills may not provide the security for your loved ones that you were hoping for. Find out more and how you can protect your wishes here.

Are you a moth to the gas-light?Marie Stock talks about ‘Gas-lighting’, Gas lighting occurs where one person deliberately manipulates another so that the victim questions their own sanity, memory or reality which is done to gain power and control. Is this familiar? Click here to read more. 

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. Click here to find out more.

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. Click here to find out more.