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Health & Social Care team at RWK Goodman

The Health & Social Care team at RWK Goodman is a recognised market leader, with in-depth knowledge and experience in the social care sector. Based across London, Thames Valley and the South West, our team of lawyers are fully immersed in social care, which enables us to cut to the heart of urgent matters quickly, and help you plan for what may lie ahead.

Our aim is to get to know your business and become the strategic advisors you trust to provide insightful, pragmatic solutions. Our clients include nursing and residential homes, hospices, homecare agencies, supported living, specialist colleges and children’s services and our advice covers many areas, including:

  • · Sales and acquisitions
  •  Real estate development, leases and construction
  • Refinancing
  • HR and employment law
  • Business immigration advice and sponsor licence applications
  • CQC registration
  • Challenging CQC inspection reports, enforcement action, ratings, cancellation of registration and CQC prosecutions
  • Advice on service user and commissioning contracts
  • Local authority embargos
  • Safeguarding
  • Mental capacity, DOLS and Court of Protection advice
  • Debt recovery
  • Data protection
  • Partnership and Shareholder Agreements
  • Litigation
  • Inquests

We are the legal partners for a number of local care associations, the Care Association Alliance, the Outstanding Society, the Care Innovation Hub and Care England.

These are some of the things our clients have said about us:

”The information that has been provided has been concise, in plain English (jargon free), and the instructions from you and your team have been thorough, and crystal clear. In addition to this, we always receive a prompt response, and you and your staff always go the extra mile to deliver great advice. It is a pleasure dealing with you and your team, and we look forward to collaboratively enhancing the great partnership we are developing over the next few years.”

“We are very happy with the excellent legal service we have received. The lawyers we have worked with are extremely responsive, their advice always comprehensive and solution-focused, bringing peace of mind in often challenging circumstances. We have been particularly impressed with the level of in-depth knowledge (within their specialist areas) they possess that is specific not only to the Health and Social Care sector but to care providers in particular. They have a clear understanding of the industry and their advice is tailored accordingly to our needs, our goals, and the challenges we face.”.


Key contacts:

Hazel Phillips
Partner, Head of Health & Social Care | Corporate & Commercial
T: 01225 730 166
M: 07776 241 235 hazel.phillips@rwkgoodman.com


James Sage
Partner, Health & Social Care | Employment & HR
T: 01225 730 231
M: 07508 297 597 james.sage@rwkgoodman.com


Mei-Ling Huang
Partner, Health & Social Care | Regulation & Dispute Resolution
T: 01225 459 950
M: 07944 996 256 mei-ling.huang@rwkgoodman.com


Rob Walton
Partner, Health & Social Care | Real Estate
T: 01225 459 982
M: 07796 399 797 rob.walton@rwkgoodman.com