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social care


Social care for both children and adults is a large, dynamic sector, involving public, private and charitable organisations. Changes in statutory frameworks and associated new duties, complex procurement and commissioning practices for local authorities and an active, funded and competitive private sector, all mean that providers face a breadth of legal challenges. Our multi-disciplinary team understands your environment and the law. Our goal is to ensure we meet the differing objectives of all providers.

what we do...

  • Our clients - over 50 local authorities, registered charities, residential and domiciliary care providers, insurers, sports governing bodies, religious organisations and inspectorates including the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales.
  • Over 20 years' experience - we act for inspectorates, conduct child and vulnerable adult protection audits and policy reviews and attend risk management committees.
  • 20 dedicated lawyers - based in Nottingham, Exeter, London and Birmingham, the largest specialist teams in private practice.
  • On-going training - on the latest regulatory developments and government guidance.

focus on...

Brexit resources

Managing robust public procurement exercises

The Cabinet Office has issued further guidance in relation to applying exclusions in public procurement, managing conflicts of interest and whistleblowing.

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Legal updates

Pope admits that priests sexually abused nuns

Internationally, a number of investigations and inquiries have unearthed historical sexual abuse by priests. Previously, the focus had been on allegations of abuse against children.

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Upcoming webinars

Mental health capacity and deprivation of liberty case law update

Rebecca Fitzpatrick will look at some of the most recent leading cases in relation to the Mental Health Act and Deprivation of Liberty.

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Legal updates

Mental Health Act – a new age?

Those with a keen eye on mental health law will have seen that Sir Simon Wessely’s full report on the Mental Health Act was published on 6 December 2018.

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