Why Capsticks?

We recognise that as well as providing a great service, you’re running a business. Your reputation and financial viability are paramount.

With so many regulatory and budgetary pressures, we know you need practical and cost-effective legal advice that solve problems.

A poor report from the CQC can adversely affect your reputation and impact on referrals from stakeholders. Our experts move swiftly to dissect the draft report and help you challenge findings - and improve your rating.

Also, as regulators hold boards more accountable for delivery, we’ll make sure your governance is in good shape and your registration isn’t at risk.

We offer comprehensive legal advice, to care home operators from a position of strength with one of the largest specialist teams nationally.

Reputations are easily damaged in this sector - we work quickly and thoroughly to protect clients against harmful reports or prosecutions - Siwan Griffiths, Joint-Head of Care homes

Keeping you one step ahead
Care homes operate within a complex regulatory environment, and it is our understanding of this context which equates to smarter, quicker and pragmatic legal advice.

Our specialist skills come to the fore with regular seminar series on hot topics such as CQC registrations and compliance or how technology is transforming care in terms of procurement or data compliance.

We also provide regular insights on the latest legal developments in the sector and how they might affect you.

​​Key areas we help care homes with include:

Commercial

Care homes need legally robust contracts. Whether you’re rationalising homes or acquiring them, taking on new suppliers or arranging funding, we’ll draw up CMA compliant agreements that make your business run smoothly.

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Clinical law and Clinical risk

Understanding and complying with the Mental Capacity and Mental Health Acts is paramount and our expert team is here to help. When things go wrong, as they can at times, our market-leading clinical risk management team will be here to guide you.

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Employment

We help care homes deal with a complex range of employment issues ranging from discrimination to whistle blowing, immigration to litigation. We’ll even help restructure staffing arrangements so you achieve better care standards.

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Real estate

We know that dealing with real estate issues can be complex and costly. Our leading real estate team is on hand to help with any issue. Whether it’s an acquisition or disposal, a requirement for development agreements or planning advice, you can count on us.

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Regulatory advice

Safeguarding your reputation means protecting your CQC and health and safety record. We have a range of interventions designed to bring external scrutiny to your care home. We work closely with our clients to defend prosecutions or minimise fines. We also help you to meet your information governance and GDPR obligations.

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