Alison joined Lester Aldridge in 2010 in the Dispute Resolution team and trained with the firm. Upon completion of her training contract, she qualified as a Solicitor in the Healthcare Team.
Alison advises healthcare providers on a range of issues, including inquests, criminal investigations and safeguarding investigations. Much of her work includes advising providers on issues with regulatory bodies, including dealing with enforcement action by CQC and representing providers throughout the appeals process in the Care Standards Tribunal. She also advises providers on contractual disputes and judicial review proceedings.
Alison has experience representing providers and individuals throughout police investigations, including attending police interviews with clients who have been arrested or are being interviewed in respect of criminal investigations. She has also acted for clients in professional misconduct hearings and cases at the Court of Protection.
Alison also undertakes due diligence for sales and acquisitions of care facilities and is able to advise providers on corporate matters including registration with regulatory bodies and contractual matters, including drafting contracts in line with the latest legal requirements.
Alison’s clients admire her clear and sound advice. She has an ability to identify fundamental issues and tailor her advice appropriately. She is an able advocate having represented many providers in inquests both locally and across the country.