Regulation: Care Quality Commission

Our lawyers deliver CQC regulation advice and support to keep your organisation compliant and performing safely. If something does go wrong, we keep you in control.

Providers of regulated activity operate in a challenging environment. Whether you provide residential/nursing care, secondary healthcare or dentistry we understand the context and can help wherever needed, whether that is: 

  • responding to CQC 
  • regulation and enforcement issues
  • Health and Safety Executive concerns
  • police enforcement
  • inquests
  • safeguarding investigations

With our experience, we provide solutions to enable you to keep performing at low risk levels. We recognise you're running a business and understand that reputational issues and financial viability are paramount – that’s why we provide strategies to ensure your business remains in good shape.

Our lawyers

Our team consists of regulatory lawyers with in-depth understanding of the key issues affecting the provision of health and care meaning our advice is pragmatic and commercially focused. 

Our experience

The team can advise you on a range of CQC regulation and compliance issues, such as:

  • Advising on registration for providers and managers
  • Responding to and challenging CQC inspection reports
  • Responding to Notices of Proposal
  • Challenging CQC enforcement decisions in the First- tier Tribunal
  • Responding to section 31 ‘urgent notice of decision’
  • Dealing with prosecutions and fixed penalty notices
  • Support through police investigations and inquests
  • Expert support for providers in ‘special measures’
  • Judicial Review challenges of CQC decisions
  • Regulatory due diligence for the acquisitions of care homes

We know that issues can arise at any time, so we operate a 24 hour helpline to provide advice and support to our clients.

Legal resources you may find useful

We provide regular insights on the latest developments in the sector and how this might affect your organisation on our blog, health and care update and our monthly health and care update.

We run seminars and write articles on key and emerging issues and partner with industry voices, including HealthInvestor UK and LaingBuisson.

We are also a supporter member of Care England who represent independent care providers.

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