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Working together to provide first class care.

Care homes.

Domicile care providers.

Care home residents.

Specialist teams, with world-class insight and experience.

Allison Grant
Consultant Partner
020 7822 4125
Allison joined Healys in February 2015 as partner and head of Employment team. She represents employer....

Healys Care team specialises in giving advice and assistance on a wide range of issues which affect those in the business of delivering care. Whether drafting submissions to challenge enforcement notices or appealing decisions of a regulator to the first tier tribunal we have  the necessary expertise to assist you.

Our solicitors’  in depth understanding of the care industry is integral to our ability to provide high quality advice and solutions to related issues.  Combining the wealth of experience Healys has to offer across multiple teams including, corporate & commercial, employment, property, private wealth and regulatory specialists, and with up-to-date knowledge of industry trends and threats, the team can provide a competitive service that benefits your business and your care providers.


Led by head of employment, Allison Grant, Healys Care team offers a range of HR and employment advice to NCA members.  The guidance at NCA regional events is pro active and relevant, covering best employment practices to strengthen a care providers ability to effectively manage staff and avoid the pitfalls of workplace issues and claims.

Examples of our work include:

  • Standards and staff issues
  • Safeguarding and discipline
  • Recruitment and retention, staffing levels
  • Performance management, legal and practical issues
  • Managing sickness absence
  • Step by step guide to disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • How to dismiss fairly
  • Updates in our employment laws and practices

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for ensuring compliance with the essential standards. CQC is focused on the management and monitoring of staff, the delivery of care, and in turn the standards met.  The comprehensive range of Healys’ guidance supports compliance with CQC standards, and promotes excellence.

Our range of employment and HR services includes:

  • Access to up to date and the best employment contract and staff handbook for care providers.
  • The training of managers to oversee and have a tight grip on how care is delivered.
  • How best to communicate and implement essential employment practices to support high standards.
  • Support with every day HR queries, from advice on what to do and how best to handle a situation, to providing a ‘sounding board’ as reassurance you are on the right track.
  • Advice and representation if faced with an Employment Tribunal claim.


Our Care team have the expertise and knowledge to guide you through all aspects of the finance of care homes.

With the expertise of our Banking & Finance and Corporate teams, we can assist on a wide range of financial matters to include:

  • Advising owners/operators who have breached banking covenants.
  • Advising lenders on their security as part of a group reorganisation.
  • Revising lending and security arrangements in connection with the sale and leaseback of properties.
  • Advising on the funding for the development, improvement or ongoing running of a care home.
  • Advising on associated security and guarantees required by a lender.
  • Advising on deeds of priority which may be required between secured lenders.
  • Restructuring and refinancing of care homes.


Healys’ Care team can advise the care home and domiciliary care sector on range of regulatory and dispute issues including:

  • Applications for registration
  • Regulatory compliance
  • CQC inspections (scheduled, responsive, or themed), judgements and reports
  • CQC enforcement actions
  • Fee disputes with Local Authorities
  • Contractual disputes and general debt/fee recovery
  • Catastrophic incidents
  • Investigation of Incidents
  • Audits of Documents
  • Defensibility tests
  • Representation at Inquests and other Courts or Tribunals
  • Defence of Civil Claims


Healys are specialists in numerous areas of Private Wealth work, varying from advising internationally mobile high net worth clients with UK connections on their estate planning, to administering estates, obtaining probate, preparing declarations of trust in relation to property, deeds of variation in connection with wills, powers of attorney, and overseeing general personal and financial affairs (particularly for the elderly).  These include:

  • Drafting, amending and updating Wills;
  • Drafting and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney, and registering Enduring Powers of Attorney;
  • Drafting applications to the Court of Protection for Deputyship Orders for those who have lost mental capacity;
  • Drafting applications to the Court of Protection for the completion of Statutory Wills where a person has lost capacity without completing a Will and there is evidence that can be submitted as to the true intentions of the incapacitated person had they had capacity to complete their Will;
  • Advice as regards to the financial assessment for care fees;
  • Inheritance Tax planning and later life planning; and
  • Variations to Wills within two years of death for the purposes of Inheritance Tax mitigation.


We are experts in advising on the sale and purchase of residential care homes.

Recent transactions include:

  • Sale of a group of three homes to another operator;
  • The extraction of a single home from a larger group as part of a restructuring/refinancing;
  • The acquisition of an operator of extra care housing.