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The sector is diverse and complex. Whether you’re a care home operator or owner requiring support on operational issues or an investor seeking to acquire a provider, we can help.

Working together, our multi-disciplinary team of lawyers can help you optimise the long-term growth potential that care homes, retirement living, assisted living, learning disability and mental health, supported living offers and children's education by navigating the challenges and de-risking your investment.

We listen to your problems and commercial goals offering pragmatic, practical advice based on our deep sector knowledge and the experts in our health and care team.

Our energetic, open and focused approach to your matters means we deliver clear solutions and risk analysis to enable you to maximise the opportunities.

Our lawyers

The team consists of lawyers from our employment, banking, tax, corporate, commercial, real estate and healthcare regulatory teams. If things become tough, our insolvency and restructuring experts are on hand.

Our experience

Our experience is extensive and includes:

  • Completing a US financial investor’s due diligence process for the possible acquisition of one of the UK’s largest social care providers.
  • Dealing with complex sales in the residential care home space.
  • Helping clients with the acquisition of sites suitable for retirement home villages.
  • Supporting a care provider on its expansion into the retirement care sector with the purchase of sites pursuant to options and conditional contracts.
  • Completing on a major refinancing of a portfolio of care homes owned by a REIT, involving negotiating all finance documentation, property due diligence and managing the closing process across the UK and Gibraltar.
  • Advising on CQC, regulatory and safeguarding matters.
  • Supporting on new build schemes involving the acquisition of multiple sites for retirement apartments, including leisure complex, restaurant and communal facilities.
  • Acquiring various portfolios of nursing home properties around the UK with purchases neatly structured with a simultaneous lease back of the nursing home to the original owner/operating company.

Legal resources to support our clients

Our In-house in Focus Hub includes a wide range of resources to help provide answers and guidance on a variety of legal issues specifically for in-house counsel.

We give our views and advice on the latest developments in the sector through our health and care blog and our monthly health and care update newsletter.

We run bespoke training sessions and ‘surgery’ events for clients. Sessions are planned to fit your needs and give your team an opportunity both to learn and to deal with their current issues. We also partner with industry voices, including HealthInvestor UK to deliver training.

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