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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

Public matters - October 2018

In this month's public matters the team look at public procurement post-Brexit, Social Impact Bond schemes, the Morrisons data breach and the return of fracking.

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Legal updates

Abuse and social care newsletter - September 2018

Welcome to our quarterly social care newsletter.

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Legal updates

Thinking of having an inquiry? Make sure your Chair is aware of this judgment

On 15 June 2018, Master McCloud refused to strike out a claim against an inquiry Chair under the Human Rights Act 1998.

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Legal updates

How to handle complaints

Arguably, the number and type of scandals affecting the social care sector has never been more within the public knowledge than now.

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