We act for providers of health and social care services across England and Wales, not regulators, commissioners or service users. In so doing, we avoid conflicts of interest and can be truly independent in the advice we give to our clients.
The range of services we cover, across both the private and public sectors, include:
- Community health
- Mental health
- GP practices
- Dental practices
- Care homes (both residential and nursing)
- Home care
- Supported living
- Children’s homes
We advise providers on all aspects of regulation conducted by the Care Quality Commission, Ofsted and the Care Inspectorate Wales including challenging inspection reports and defending providers faced with civil or criminal enforcement action. Our partner, Neil Grant, has a national reputation in the sector, having acted for the national inspectorates, as well as major care providers.
Other areas that we advise providers on include:
- Safeguarding enquiries
- Contract disputes (including fees)
- Police investigations and prosecutions
- Mental health, mental capacity and DoLS
- Health and Safety
- Removal of service users by purchasing authorities
- Court of Protection
- Data Protection
- Defamation and handling the media
Our approach is conciliatory, not adversarial, aimed at overcoming problems in the interests of service users. At the same time, we are assertive in defending our client’s rights if the situation demands it.
Please contact Neil Grant for further details.