Health & Social Care Regulation

We provide specialist advice, representation and advocacy to providers regulated by the Care Quality Commission.

If you are an owner, director or registered manager of:

  • a care home
  • an independent hospital
  • a home-care agency
  • a children’s homes

and need legal support in relation CQC registration, inspection or enforcement, we offer experienced and cost-effective legal expertise.

Experience

We provide extensive experience in working with registered providers nationwide in relation to the following:

  • Appealing to the First-Tier Tribunal (Care Standards) against Notices of Decision to cancel, vary, suspend or refuse registration
  • Responding effectively to Notices of Proposal to cancel, vary, suspend or refuse registration
  • Challenging Warning Notices
  • Preparing persuasive factual accuracy comments on draft inspection reports
  • Challenging fixed penalty notices
  • Requesting ratings reviews
  • Making formal complaints

Approach

Our advice to clients is commercial and strategic and our wide range of contacts within the sector enables us to bring in expert care consultants or sector specialist media and PR experts to support our clients. Our experts have:

  • won appeals at tribunal against CQC and Ofsted Notices of Decision;
  • successfully challenged Notices of Proposal;
  • persuaded regulators to withdraw Fixed Penalty Notices;
  • successfully defended and mitigated Health and Safety Prosecutions; and
  • guided provides through local authority safeguarding matters.

Advocacy at inquests and tribunals

Our Solicitor-Advocate (Civil) and health and social care expert, Errol Archer, is authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to exercise ‘higher rights of audience’ in courts and tribunals. He has represented clients in hundreds of hearings at courts and tribunals, including at the First-Tier Tribunal (Care Standards) and at Coroners’ Court Inquests.

Contact our Health & Social Care Regulation Lawyers in London

For more information get in touch via our online contact form or call our team now on 02078411099.

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