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    Healys Care home solicitors 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. We work closely with the National Care Association to offer the best possible advice to care homes owners and operators across the UK.

    We have worked with Allison to support providers to understand the implications of employment practice for operational managers through well attended workshops. The sessions have been both informative and thought provoking.  In the current climate Allison has focused on prevention by supporting good employment practice. These are essential sessions delivered by Allison who understands the real world of social care and how to create harmony rather than conflict in workforce issues.  Allison has a great deal more in her armoury and we look forward to continuing to work with her.
    Nadra Ahmed OBE, Chair
    National Care Association

    Our care home 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.

    Our services include advice on and assistance with:

    • Employment Law and HR advice – including employment contracts, staff handbooks, management training, employment practices, HR support and advice and representation in the event of an Employment Tribunal
    • Regulatory matters and dispute resolution – including compliance, applications for registration, CQC inspections and enforcement actions, fee disputes, contractual disputes, audits of documents, catastrophic incidents, investigation of incidents, defensibility tests, representation at Inquests, courts and tribunals, defence of civil claims
    • Corporate Finance – including banking covenants, advice on funding and lending, advice on deeds of priority, restructuring and refinance
    • Property aspects for care homes – including buying and selling property, the development of new care homes and property leases
    • Care fees planning  – including the Adult Social Care system and care fee assessments,
    • Immigration – including sponsorship licences, Tier 2 visas, right to work compliance, EEA residence & permanent residence of workers
    • Private wealth services for residents – including drafting/amending/updating Wills, drafting and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney, Registering Enduring Powers of Attorney, Drafting applications to the Court of Protection for Deputyship Orders for those who have lost mental capacity
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    • Acted for a Holding Company of a number of Care Homes in the North West and South West, providing on-going employment related advice to management following the acquisition of existing businesses to ease the transition for employees. This included negotiating and drafting settlement agreements for exiting members of staff, advising on disciplinary and grievance processes and completing a review of existing employment contracts
    • Acted for a Care Home group based in the South West, providing employment contracts and staff handbook tailored specifically for Care Staff, Registered Managers and Care Home Maintenance staff
    • Acted for a South East based Care Home client providing advice and representation on an Unfair Dismissal Claim brought by their Registered Manager following her dismissal for gross misconduct.
    • Acted for a specialist Dementia Care Home located in London providing representation for a Coroner’s Inquest into the death of a former resident following a fall
    • Acted for a London Care Home providing advice and representation on an appeal to the CQC to change an Inspection Report rating of ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’
    • Provided initial free advice to NCA member Care Home based in Devon following a complaint made by a resident’s family member
    • Negotiated the terms of a pilot home care franchise and advised the franchisee on the associated risks and benefits of taking out an agreement with the franchisor
    CARE Home Solicitors insights
    • Buying A Care Home – Legal Issues To Consider

      13th August 2019

      The private sector makes up the majority of care home places in this country and with increasing demands caused by an aging population many companies and individuals are now considering investing in the care home market.

      What are the important legal issues that need to be considered in connection with such a purchase over and above the normal matters that need to be dealt with when buying a property and a business? Continue reading »

    • The Inspector Calls – Industry Advice And Legal Updates For Care Professionals

      20th March 2019

      On Thursday 14th March, The National Care Association hosted its first ‘The Inspector Calls’ event at the Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth East Cliff, in Bournemouth. Representing small and medium sized care providers and affiliated local associations, National Care Association is a leading body that liaises with national Government at a political and departmental level, Local Government and key stakeholder groups including the NHS and CQC to support care employers and employees. Continue reading »

    • Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word… CQC Fines Healthcare Provider

      25th February 2019

      The Care Quality Commission (CQC) fined Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for failing to apologise to a family in a reasonable period of time. A baby had been admitted to Bradford Royal Infirmary in July 2016, but there were delays in diagnosing his condition and missed opportunities to admit him to hospital. He later died. In a development that will have raised the eyebrows of many in the care sector, the Trust was fined £1,250 after only apologising to the family in October 2016. Continue reading »

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    • Spring Budget 2021 Change ‘Generation Rent to Generation Buy’

      3rd March 2021

      In a bid to keep the UK economy stable, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces new plans to support home buyers

      During today’s Spring Budget announcement, the chancellor confirmed that he would boost support for home buyers through a mortgage guarantee.

      Several major lenders including Natwest, Lloyds, Barclays, Santander and HSBC have agreed to provide 95% mortgages to home buyers in return for a government guarantee on those mortgages.

      Low-deposit mortgage accessibility has declined since the pandemic started, which has made home-ownership unreachable for many. But the government hopes that these plans will give more people the support and opportunity to buy their own homes.

      It was also announced that the Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday in England and Northern Ireland will be extended for purchases up to £500,000 until the 30th June, meaning home buyers avoid the stamp duty levy on purchases under that amount. After this date, the starting rate of Stamp Duty will be £250,000 until the end of September, before returning to the previous level of £125,000.

      Daniel Winslow, Partner and Head of Leasehold Services at Healys LLP comments:

      “In the end then the announcement was largely as anticipated, but for perhaps a few additional reveals here and there. In my view extending the SDLT holiday will provide a much needed crutch for the economy to rest its weight whilst its other limbs scramble for footing as we move out of lockdown. The tapering back of the SDLT thresholds is also an interesting development and one which I am in favour of. Suddenly stopping the SDLT holiday (whether at the end of March or the end of June) would have almost certainly lead to a shock to the market and to the economy as a whole. By delaying and then tapering back the SDLT limit (and introducing the 95% mortgages) the government clearly hopes to either stop that from happening completely or at least turn that cliff edge many have been talking about into a downward hill to an eventual (hopefully high) plateau. If property transactions do decline then by the time we all get to that plateau the economy will hopefully be ready to throw away its crutch and start running!

      “In terms of the 95% mortgages, I think this is an excellent introduction, provided of course it is done safely. It will give many perfectly worthy potential homeowners the chance to achieve their dreams where previously they would have been priced out of the market. Much talk has been made of a lack of housing stock, but when has there ever been enough housing? Also, who says only the cash rich should be entitled to be homeowners? I think it helps provide a level playing field, and it is one that I am all for.”

      Healys LLP are award winning conveyancing solicitors based in London, Brighton & Sussex. Our conveyancing solicitors have a vast amount of experience in property law and we deal with all aspects, including the purchases & sales of homes, freeholds, leaseholds, shared ownership schemes, remortgaging, lease extensions and more. For more legal updates or legal advice, please visit Healys LLP’s website.