Alice is a solicitor within the Commercial Group. She has particular experience in the regulation of health and social care services and completed two seats of her training contract within Lester Aldridge’s specialist Healthcare Team. Alice also has wider experience in Corporate and Employment related matters.
Alice has experience in assisting on all aspects of advising providers on regulatory matters in respect of: residential care and nursing homes; GP surgeries; independent hospitals; and services for people with learning disabilities.
She has experience in drafting appeals to the Care Standards Tribunal (First tier), Representation to CQC on behalf of providers in respect of enforcement action and Factual Accuracy and Ratings Reviews to the CQC in relation to rating of CQC services. Alice has assisted on regulatory due diligence projects for sales, purchases and investment within the care sector.
Alice also undertakes work in Coroner’s inquests matters, safeguarding matters and police investigations in respect of criminal prosecutions of care providers. She has experience in assisting with disputes and enforcement action by the NMC, Ofsted and CQC.
Alongside her regulatory healthcare experience, Alice has assisted on corporate matters including asset/share sales and purchases. Her time in the employment team as a paralegal and in her training contract compliments this work meaning she has a wider understanding of the far reaching issues businesses can face.
Recent examples of work or case studies
- Worked on a Governance Review project for a national fostering agency to provide comprehensive advice and assistance in ensuring “outstanding” compliance with fostering regulation.
- Assisted on a regulatory due diligence project in respect of the refinancing of a large national provider of independent hospitals.
- Assisted on providing reviews of care home contracts to ensure that the contracts are compliant with the CMA guidance.
- Drafted factual accuracy responses on behalf of a care provider to ensure a draft inspection report from CQC was increased from “requires improvement” to “good”.
- Drafted Representations to the CQC on behalf of a care provider after receipt of a Notice of Proposal which satisfied CQC a Notice of Decision was not necessary.