We act for providers of health and social care services in England and Wales.

We provide timely and expert representation, advice and legal advocacy for:

  • Independent hospitals
  • Care homes
  • Home care agencies
  • Supported living
  • Children’s homes
  • GP practices
  • Dental practices

We find solutions to for providers to all aspects of regulation, from registration to enforcement, by the:

  • Care Quality Commission
  • Care Inspectorate Wales
  • Ofsted


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

We also advise providers on:

  • Local authority safeguarding matters
  • Health and Safety enforcement
  • Contract compliance with consumer law and contract disputes with local authorities
  • Local authority adult safeguarding and LADO investigations, Safeguarding Adult Reviews and Serious Case Reviews
  • Mental Capacity and Liberty Protection Safeguards
  • Regulatory prosecutions including by CQC, Ofsted and the Health and Safety Executive
  • Professional Disciplinary
  • Specialist regulatory and commercial services to GP practices
  • Buying or selling a care home
  • New care home developments, including specialist construction law matters
  • Care sector commercial property issues
  • Employment issues in the social care and healthcare sectors
  • General care home/homecare commercial matters and litigation


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, has over 20 years’ experience and 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

With over 30 other specialist consultants we are well placed to assist with a broad range of legal and regulatory matters.

For more information get in touch via our online contact form or call Errol Archer now on 020 3984 7883 .

"…CQC’s threatened closure never happened and our residents and families are also very happy with the outcome…" - Anonymous Client

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