Health & Social Care

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Aston Brooke is a specialist in delivering legal advice to the UK health and social care sector, and represents a wide range of care home groups, proprietors and managers as well as industry bodies, staff and residents.

Care Home Legal Advice

Aston Brooke can assist care homes with all of the following:

  • Applications or registration with the Care Quality Commission (CQC):
    • Including review of the statement of purpose, and the whole application before submission
  • Challenges against the CQC where they have acted unfairly or have failed to comply with their own guidance
  • Challenges to regulation inspection reports
  • Guidance on how to best engage with the CQC
  • Support strategies to improve your overall standards
  • Challenge warning notices and fixed penalty notices
  • Oppose notices of cancellation
  • Challenging regulator prosecutions
  • Handling inquests – which includes:
    • securing interested person status
    • obtaining disclosures
    • advising on evidence
    • making legal representations to the coroner

Also, if you’re due an inspection by a Care Quality Commissioner, our CQC lawyers can help. We’ll provide you with advice on how best to deal with inspections, informing you of the current limitations and powers of CQC.

Care home solicitors for Staff & Residents

We can also assist care homes, their staff and residents with any of the following:

  • Buying or selling care homes including conveyancing
  • Refinancing
  • Employment issues and tribunals
  • Immigration issues for staff
  • Disputes and litigation
  • Negligence claims

Aston Brooke attend a wide range of events in the sector and are happy to arrange meetings with attendees, visitors or exhibitors. For the full-list, please see our events page and contact us to co-ordinate a meeting.

Further, as a supplier of legal services to the sector Aston Brooke is proud to be listed on:

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Aston Brooke are proud to be an offcial sponsor of the Caring UK Awards 2017:

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For further information or a free consultation, please contact us on 0203 475 4321 or click on the quick contact link above.


Migrant Workers Will Solve UK’s ‘Crippling’ Shortage of Care Workers From Caring UK July 2017 Edition

A report released by Independent Age proposed that the UK should open its borders to skilled migrants from around the world to address a shortfall of more than one million care workers by 2037. However, this report is in direct conflict with the Government’s migration policy to reduce net migration to the figures in the […]

Home Office Targets Care Home Sponsor Licences From Caring UK June 2017 Edition

The Home Office have placed an even greater focus on the importance of compliance of UK Care homes in a bid to eradicate poor management practices which have existed in the past. The increase in unannounced visits to the care homes follows on from Operation Magnify which highlighted a number of care homes that were […]

English Language Requirements for Non-EEA National Partners & Parents The nature and effect of more stringent language requirements

 Introduction Since 29th November 2010, the UK Government has progressively introduced an English Language requirement within the Immigration Rules, to be met by non-European Economic Area (non-EEA) national partners and parents of persons who are British nationals, settled in the United Kingdom, granted refugee status, granted humanitarian protection, or members of Her Majesty’s Forces under […]

‘Right to Work’ Checks by Employers Explanation & Investigation of Checks Required From Employers

Introduction The relevant provisions of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 set out the civil and criminal penalties for non-compliance of the Right to Work scheme by employers.   Right to Work Scheme In effect all employers who employ any employees over the age of 16 in any part of the United Kingdom (i.e. England, […]

Upcoming Changes to the UK Immigration Rules. Some detail on the Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules HC 1078.

The Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules HC 1078 comes into force on 6th April 2017. Some of the key changes include: (1)           If a Tier 2 application is made for example under the SOC codes 1181, 1184, 2219, 2231 etc. a Criminal Record Certificate for the past 10 […]

Professional Experts…
I first used Aston Brooke Solicitors over 3 years ago. Ever since then I have given them all my legal work, I find their staff to be very helpful and easy to talk to. I have brought over 7 residential properties and 2 commercial properties - each transaction has been dealt with professionally and I have always been kept informed.

Mr A Bajwa

Great Knowledge and Efficient
I was put in touch with solicitors at Aston Brooke through a mutual friend to handle a personal Health Care case. I can not speak highly enough for the service I received. My family and I are forever grateful for the all the help on our case. Thank You.

Mr M Grice

Easy to talk to
Ray Purewal at Aston Brooke was my point of contact and I found him to be a great source of knowledge for my case. He handled everything swiftly and dealt with the opposition in the best way possible. Many Thanks Ray!

Miss L Walker