Our Care Homes Team provides a comprehensive range of legal services to those involved, or planning on becoming involved, in the running or management of care homes.
We bring together specialists in a variety of disciplines who have worked with a number of care home providers at both a strategic and operational level. The depth and range of expertise means the team can work together on cost effective terms over a full range of legal services including:
- acquiring and disposing of homes
- refinancing and restructuring
- corporate governance and due diligence
- confidentiality and data protection
- regulatory and safeguarding investigations
- care home registration
- employment law issues, including CRB checks, POVA guidelines, whistle-blowing and immigration law
- real estate including acquisition, disposal and property portfolio management.
Our knowledge of the care home sector enables us to provide comprehensive and practical advice to those wishing to acquire or dispose of care home operations, with particular regard to the obligations under the Care Standards Act and Regulations and issues raised by the Care Quality Commission.
Directors and care home staff operate in a highly regulated environment involving people who are often vulnerable. A number of failures to comply with the Care Standards Act and Regulations constitute criminal offences and it is not only important, therefore, to obtain the correct advice in order to avoid non-compliance, but also be able to call upon a team with considerable experience of defending regulatory and corporate crime. Our team can advise and represent clients facing regulatory investigations in a number of areas affecting the care home industry.
We are also able to offer legal services to residents. We have a wealth of experience in acting for private clients in relation to their money, property and financial affairs, including succession and tax advice, as well as issues arising in relation to clients lacking, or with failing capacity to deal with their own property and financial affairs.