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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.

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Our Healthcare team have been shortlisted in the ‘Legal Advisors –  (Private)’ category of Health Investor Awards 2018.

Our Healthcare team were shortlisted in the ‘Legal Advisors – Transactional (Private)‘ category of Health Investor Awards 2017.


Our Healthcare team were shortlisted in the ‘Legal advisors – transactional private’ category at the HealthInvestor Awards 2016.

Chambers And Partners UK 2018

Chambers and Partners UK 2018 Leading firm

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.

Strengths A source says: “They are absolutely fantastic.”

The Legal 500 UK

Legal 500 Leading Firm uk 2017
Lester Aldridge LLP is singled out for its ‘deep understanding of the NHS’, ‘excellent response times’, ‘value for money service’, and ‘ability to provide detailed explanations and real resolutions’. The team is ‘professional and sensitive’ and ‘applies common sense to the challenges facing the care sector’. Its healthcare regulatory practice regularly assists equity funds and lenders with handling due diligence on acquisitions and disposals of large care groups.
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