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:
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.
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
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.
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
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