care providers Care Providers require a diverse range of legal services and our Care Provision Team brings together all the legal help needed. Regulatory Matters We understand the strict regulatory framework in which care providers have to work. We help negotiate with CQC and other regulatory authorities and deal with registration queries. We are experienced in the particular issues, relating to staff working with vulnerable adults and have expertise in dealing with the Independent Safeguarding Authority and employers' duties.
advice, ideally on a preventative basis, as
the fixed price gives peace of mind and the We also advise on the full range of Health
We provide legal representation for care
knowledge that costs are being effectively
& Safety issues. This includes advising care
providers at Coronerâ€™s inquests and expert
guidance in dealing with issues arising
providers on the effectiveness and
compliance of their existing Health &
The care sector employs many foreign
Safety management system, on the basis
nationals. We are highly experienced in
that prevention is certainly better than
giving advice on immigration matters.
cure. We also advise in respect of the
Unusually for a firm of solicitors we have
defence of civil legal claims and in the
a dedicated team of HR Consultants who
event of any investigation or prosecution
are able to offer expert HR advice that is
brought by the Health & Safety Executive
tailored to the care environment. Our HR
or other prosecuting authority.
service is practical and carries out site
For new developments, we handle site
visits, again for a fixed fee. We can arrange
acquisition, planning and construction
Employment and Immigration Matters
for these services to be backed by
matters, together with adoption
We provide a full employment law service
insurance to cover matters such as
agreements with utility suppliers and
for the care sector which we can provide
adverse Tribunal claims which we arrange
public authorities. We advise on financing
in the form of a fixed price help line. This
through an insurer in respect of which we
and security documentation and have
service gives quick, concise and practical
receive no commission.
substantial experience in buying and
Property matters Often the principal assets of a care home business are the care home properties and we advise on all property issues affecting the care sector.
Care providers (continued)
selling existing care facilities including
Mental Capacity Act
carrying out full due diligence. We also
For charitable care providers, our
We advise on the application of the Mental
offer expertise on commercial lets, as well
specialists are rated as one of the top
Capacity Act 2005; including best interest
as arrangements for both short and long
teams in the UK. Our Charity Team advises
decisions, deprivation of liberty safeguards,
term occupational and residential leases
on all issues of charity law relating to the
lasting powers of attorney and Court of
and tenancies (including provision of
care sector, including governance and
accommodation for staff).
structural issues, fundraising, trading, feecharging and public benefit assessments.
Our in-depth knowledge and technical expertise provide a practical and commercial approach to the issues
We have long experience in drawing up and
advising on residents’ care home contracts
We understand that to provide the best
and dealing with disputes in relation to them.
quality care, reliable funding is essential. We advise on when the state should be
Company and Commercial
responsible for funding and help secure
Our Commercial Team advises on all
funding streams. We negotiate with local
partnership, company and commercial
authorities regarding funding. Our
issues affecting care home businesses.
experienced team also advises on NHS
We have substantial experience acting on
continuing care funding and helps with
the sale and purchase of care businesses
appeals and panel hearings.
affecting the Care Sector. With our national focus we happily travel to meet our clients. We also provide ongoing support through regular workshops bulletins and articles.
and are aware of the particular issues which arise.
For further help and information please contact our Care Provision Team below: Trusts and Estates Alison Allen email@example.com 01225 324407
Employment Nick Watson firstname.lastname@example.org 01225 324435
Disputes Tony Pidgeon email@example.com 01225 326781
Charity Tom Murdoch tm@ stoneking.co.uk 020 7324 1750
Commercial Property Sally McFadden firstname.lastname@example.org 01225 326794
Employment Amy Gordon email@example.com 01225 478163
Health & Safety David Milton firstname.lastname@example.org 01225 324433
Regulatory Andrew Banks email@example.com 01225 324462
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Published on Mar 19, 2014