Furley Page has a designated Care Sector team and we are aware of the issues surrounding this special area of law. We advise on a wide range of issues relating to care homes and independent hospitals and hospices and the provision of nursing and domiciliary care. We are committed to ensuring that our clients in Care Sector benefit from the full range and depth of our extensive knowledge and experience in this area.
We act for care providers and the care sector. Our service includes buying or selling business premises, whether land or buildings. We draft, negotiate and complete leases of business premises for those in the care sector, whether acting for our client as landlord, tenant or under tenant. We deal with the legal aspects relating to the building of new premises, refurbishment of existing buildings and in relation to extending or altering properties. For further information contact : Liz Brady
We advise on starting, running, buying or selling a care provider business. Also, we advise on business structures such as partnership or company arrangements regarding ownership or management including mergers and joint ventures. We advise on the drafting and reviewing of contracts generally e.g. those relating to the provision of services by care providers or, on a more day-to-day level, contracts with suppliers to care providers e.g. laundry services. For further information contact : Anthony Chester
Our services include the recovery of unpaid debts, advice on credit control and fraud. See link to the left on Care Homes and Debt Recovery for further information or contact : Richard Ludlow
Our service to care providers includes advice on managing staff from the point of recruitment throughout the duration of their employment including dispute resolution, contentious matters and regulatory issues which may arise. We recognise that the responsibility care providers face in managing staff fairly and ensuring compliance with regulatory bodies such as the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) which can be challenging. For further information contact : Amanda Okill
Our services include advice on regulation and registration for care providers e.g. Care Quality Commission requirements and powers under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and compliance with legislation affecting care providers, such as health and safety. For further information contact : George Crofton-Martin
We advise on mental health and capacity of individuals including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (‘DOLS’) and Mental Capacity Act 2005. For further information contact : Nicola Rostron
Our services for elderly clients include advice on Wills, Advance Decisions, Inheritance Tax Planning, Community Care Advice, asset protection in the event of needing residential care. For further information contact : Nicola Rostron
NHS criticised for its heavy handed approach in disciplining nursing staff working with vulnerable groups
In the recently reported case of Crawford v Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust , an NHS employer dismissed two longstanding nurses for their care of a patient with dementia.