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Care Provider Support Service

Our team offers full service legal support across the firm to provide practical and technical advice to small / medium sized care providers. The team has a detailed understanding of the sector and the current (and changing) challenges that business owners face.

Key topics we can advise on:

Employment

  • National Minimum Wage / National Living Wage and sleep ins
  • Day to day staff issues – including performance management, sickness, disciplinary and grievance proceedings
  • Defending employment tribunal claims
  • Procedural support – TUPE transfers, redundancies, changing terms and conditions.

Managing property

  • Sale and acquisition of care homes
  • Negotiating Option Agreements in relation to acquiring sites to develop
  • Leasing care homes (both from a Landlord and Tenant perspective)
  • Sale and lease back
  • Specialist funding

Managing the commercial aspects of running a business – including specialist experience in technology and data protection

  • Reviewing and negotiating franchise agreements and general commercial agreements
  • Advising on the commissioning and procurement of IT systems and related service agreements
  • Preparing data protection policies and procedures and providing training
  • Handling subject access requests and other requests relating to personal data
  • Advising on the management of personal data breaches.

Regulatory Assistance

  • Investigation of incidents
  • Health and Safety compliance
  • CQC investigations and audits
  • Police and HSE investigations
  • Representation at Inquests and other Courts or Tribunals
  • Advice in relation to safe guarding
  • Representation in relation to enforcement activity
  • Applications under the Licensing Act 2003 for care home alcohol premises licences

Corporate support

  • Carrying out due diligence for companies purchasing both individual care homes and companies providing care home workers to the sector.
  • Acting for a developer and advising on the sale of rooms in the care home to the ‘buy to let’ market.
  • Acting on a purchase of a care home and dealing with the funders and putting in place all the investment agreements.
  • Providing shareholders’ agreement to individuals running a care home and advising on the terms contained within it.

Supporting individual residents

  • Specialist support in long-term care, mental incapacity (including Court of Protection) and estate planning
  • Court of Protection applications for property and finance and health and welfare
  • Creation and administration of trusts for vulnerable children and adults
  • Personal Injury Trusts
  • NHS Continuing Health Care Funding
  • Advance Decisions (“Living Wills”)
  • Care home contracts
  • Local authority obligations and funding
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Wills

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To find out how we can help you or your business, get in touch.

Give us a call:

0117 906 9400

 
 
 
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