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Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

Our specialist cross-sector health and social care team has the depth of experience, the energy and the commitment to deliver a first-class legal service.

The health and social care sector is highly specialised, closely regulated, politically sensitive and socially emotive and faces significant challenges to address growing demand from an ageing population, social expectations for older and disabled people and for the meeting of health needs generally. Ever-increasing challenges around public funding mean this is no easy task. 

To genuinely deliver in this sector you will need lawyers who understand sector organisations and regulators, whether dealing with NHS or privately funded healthcare, social care, mental health, older people, working age people with physical, learning or other disabilities, those with acquired injuries, children and adult services. Our sector-based team provides a coordinated service to investors, operators, NHS bodies, local authorities and developers working in health and social care.  We have acted on a broad range of disputes, including contractual disputes, for many public sector and private bodies operating in the sector.  This includes:

  • claims for unpaid fees
  • CQC regulation and challenging CQC decisions
  • judicial review 
  • inquests
  • capacity issues 
  • human rights and equality matters
  • health and safety
  • breaches of confidence and restrictive covenants
  • defamation
  • injunctions
  • IT disputes
  • negligence matters
  • fraud
  • contested probate matters

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