Clinical law and risk
Our Health and social care team are well renowned in their field, providing advice to a wide range of health and social care providers. With our specialist expertise, we’re ideally placed to provide support tailored to our client’s needs. We regularly receive referrals from other law firms due to our state of the art knowledge.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Mental Capacity, Court of Protection and DoLS
Our renowned experts advise daily on all issues relating to the interaction between the Mental Capacity Act, the Mental Health Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). Our team help commissioners make applications to authorise deprivations of liberty in the community. We also regularly support organisations who find themselves involved in Court of Protection proceedings and provide specialist advice to the Court of Protection working group advising the Court’s Rules Committee.
- Serious incident and safeguarding investigations
The CQC will expect that incidents are properly investigated. We help organisations undertake the investigation or train staff to do so.
Our inquest team regularly supports care home providers, helping staff through a difficult time and working to ensure that reputational issues are managed.
If a claim proceeds against a care home or its staff, we provide assistance and support every step of the way. We liaise with insurers to ensure that the claim is resolved quickly and economically and manage any reputational issues that may arise.