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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.

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Legal updates

Public matters - June 2018

This edition includes updates on procurement, planning, care home providers, litigants in person and how legal decisions influence social work practice.

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Legal updates

Abuse and social care newsletter - June 2018

Welcome to our quarterly social care newsletter.

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Legal updates

Good expert or bad? The answer lies in the prep

As those who are experienced in handling social care claims will know, parties are often heavily or even wholly reliant upon the claimant’s word alone in assessing the impact that abuse has had upon a claimant.

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Legal updates

Do you know what your insurance history looks like? We recommend you find out

Changes in the law over the last 20 years mean that children’s services providers can, like local authorities, now face claims in relation to alleged child sexual abuse which took place as long ago as the 1950s.

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