The continued growth in the health and care sector generally in recent years, combined with the UK’s ageing population, a fragmented structure to the sector and its strong domestic earnings have helped maintain the growth and attractiveness of care businesses to operators, investors and lenders alike. With growth has also come increased and ever more complex regulation, which has been constantly developing in recent years.
Our care group is made up of individuals from our Corporate & Commercial, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Property and Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency teams. Our lawyers has acted for many years for a large number of operators, owners, investors, banks and other lenders in the health and care sectors. In particular our Corporate team have advised on a large number of matters in connection with the acquisition and disposal of healthcare businesses and interests.
Our clients include a number of banks and financial institutions, corporate and commercial providers, medical charities, pharmaceuticals companies, medical suppliers and manufacturers, owners, investors and insolvency practitioners. Our lawyers have experience in acting for and advising hospitals, local authorities and the NHS regarding trust, charities and commercial requirements. Our lawyers also have experience in advising medical suppliers, private medical insurance companies, and companies dealing in medical tourism, employee assistance programmes, stress auditing and counselling, injury management and rehabilitation in relation to a wide range of corporate and commercial agreements.
We believe it is vital to recognise that transactions associated with regulated businesses, especially those involving Care Homes, are not seen as purely commercial transactions. An enhanced level of regulatory knowledge is always required and we ensure that the most appropriate team required is made available for any such transaction.
We can offer advice and representation on all aspects of operating in the health and care sectors, from any initial registration process through to dealing with local authorities and regulatory bodies. When required we can call upon an extensive network of professional contacts to deliver an experienced and seamless service to our clients.
For details of some our credentials look at some recent examples of our Care Sector work.