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Healthcare Team 3C


As a health or social care provider, you need a law firm that understands all the pressures you face. That means a firm that provides expert legal advice and imaginative solutions based on an in-depth knowledge of your sector. It also means a firm that recognises how your business operates and knows what commercial considerations you face.

We have been working in healthcare law for over 20 years and it’s one of our leading areas of expertise. We specialise in the regulation of health and social care services, regularly acting for independent social care providers, independent hospitals, NHS Trusts and GPs. We also act for children’s homes, schools and fostering agencies. We understand the challenges you face and know that you need proactive, cost-effective legal support. We also know time is of the essence and your deadlines matter.

Our specialist healthcare law solicitors have a national reputation, yet, because we are a regional firm, they come at an affordable cost.

We regularly act for health and social care providers in relation to a variety of matters including safeguarding investigations, disputes with CQC or other regulators, contractual disputes, inquests and the sale and acquisition of care services nationally. We also act for individuals in criminal investigations relating to care (e.g. allegations of neglect or abuse) and professional misconduct proceedings.

We are the solicitors of choice for a number of high profile clients and are the leading provider of regulatory due diligence for banks and equity funds investing in the sector. We are also the appointed solicitors for a number of large care providers and care associations nationally, including the National Care Association, Registered Nursing Homes Association, HC-One Limited, Jewish Care, Graham Care, Colten Care, Raphael Medical Centre and Keys Childcare.

Talk to our healthcare law experts today on 0344 967 0793.

Meet the Healthcare team

Awards finalist

HealthInvestor awards
Our Healthcare team have been shortlisted in the Legal advisors of the year – private category of the HealthInvestor Awards 2019

Chambers And Partners UK 2019

Chambers UK 2019

What the team is known for
Advisory and contentious regulatory work in healthcare. Advises public, private and third sector clients on corporate, real estate and loan transactions, and is noted for extensive experience in the social care market. Noted for expertise in the regulatory environment governing health-related charities, and its record in defending clients from CQC actions.
A client says: “They are approachable, knowledgeable and decisive. The whole team go out of their way to support their clients.”
Another adds: “Lester Aldridge are much better at explaining our options in a clear and concise manner than some other firms. The team work well together and can cut through the obscurity clouding issues.”
Work highlights
Defended HC-One against criminal prosecution by the Care Quality Commission.

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Legal 500 2019 Leading firm
Lester Aldridge LLP ‘s team provides ‘an excellent level of service’ and is ‘able to assist on urgent matters with responsive turnaround times’. It advises on the full range of health-related law including regulatory issues, safeguarding, inquests, health and safety, environmental and criminal prosecutions, for clients including care homes, children’s homes, independent hospitals, GP practices, independent special schools, fertility clinics and mental health providers. Peter Grose heads the team and focuses on health and social care regulation. Recently promoted partner Laura Guntrip is ‘practical, personable, efficient, and a font of legal wisdom’. She defended HC-One in a criminal prosecution by the CQC. Other clients include Lifeways Community Care, National Fostering Agency, Registered Nursing Home Association, National Care Association and Kent Autistic Trust.
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