Stephensons is a top 150, national law firm and has a team of specialist regulatory lawyers who provide advice and representation to registered care providers and managers in relation to compliance, inspections, enforcement action and appeals to the first-tier tribunal (Care Standards Chamber). The firm has developed an excellent reputation in this field and prides itself on achieving the best possible results for its clients. Stephensons has successfully defended and represented numerous providers and managers across the health and adult social care sector, including care homes, nursing homes, domiciliary care services and GP practices. The firm has assisted its clients with retaining their registration, challenging an inspection report, avoiding a criminal prosecution and improving the overall ratings of a service.
Stephensons recognise that enforcement action, and even inspections, can be a stressful and frustrating time and their experience allows them to provide clear and strategic advice at all stages.
The firms specialist team of lawyers have extensive experience of advising registered providers and managers in the health and adult social care sector. Its CQC lawyers regularly act for care providers and managers nationwide in relation to the following:
• Notices of proposal to cancel; vary; suspend or refuse registration
• Appeals to the first-tier tribunal (Care Standards Chamber)
• Applications for a Section 30 urgent cancellation order at the Magistrates Court
• Warning notices
• Factual accuracy comments on draft inspection reports
• Ratings review requests
• Interviews under caution
• Criminal investigations and prosecutions
• Safeguarding investigations
For further information, please call Stephensons on: 0333 323 3664