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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...

Legal updates

Historical abuse claims can be defended on limitation

The latest example of the court declining to exercise its discretion to allow late litigated claims to proceed out of time is James Gray v Flintshire County Council (2017).


Legal updates

Coming soon: CN and GN v Poole BC

The Court of Appeal is expected to hand down a potentially significant judgment in this claim in the near future. Its decision could establishing the extent to which children may be able to claim against Local Authorities for failure to protect where their housing situation gives rise to personal injury.


Legal updates

Social care newsletter - September 2017

In this edition we look at the broadening scope of vicarious liability and the risk created by contractors, Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs), a hint at the future legal challenges for social care and our top ten procurement myths demystified.


Legal updates

A voice for P or a vested interest?

When is a family member unsuitable to act as P’s Rule 3A representative in the Court of Protection?


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