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Managing the government’s transformation agenda for adult services is time consuming and complex, involving the implementation of new legislation and handling projects involving public, private and third sectors. From social care and health law issues to commercial contracts and funding new retirement villages; our team of specialists works collaboratively with our clients and other specialists in the field. We understand your issues and our goal is to minimise the risks. 


  • National client base - local authorities, religious organisations, charities and their insurers and over 50 NHS Trusts. 
  • Large team of dedicated specialists - five partners and 15 lawyers based in Nottingham, Birmingham. Manchester and London. 
  • Proven track record in implementing government reform - Local Improvement Finance Trust, equal pay, safeguarding vulnerable adults, mental capacity, human rights act. 
  • Full service solution - experts in adult services, funding, litigation, mental capacity and mental health, insurance, property, tax, procurement and employment issues, working with strategic partnership and specialist networks. 
  • Thought leaders - active at the Court of Appeal and House of Lords.

Result: peace of mind; your reputation and organisation in safe hands through change; strategic partnerships delivering workable solutions.


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