RWK Goodman - The Social Care Experts

Key contact details for the Social Care Team

Hazel Phillips

Partner, Head of Health & Social Care | Corporate & Commercial

T: 01225 730 166 M: 07776 241 235


Rob Walton

Partner, Health & Social Care | Real Estate

T: 01225 459 982 M: 07796 399 797

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.

We specialise in the purchase, sale, development and refinancing of care homes, acting for both expanding groups and new entrants. We have good relationships with many of the key agents, lenders and other professionals in the sector enabling us to proactively project manage the process and add value. The breadth of our knowledge and specialism ensures our clients go into an acquisition with their “eyes open”, avoiding unnecessary cost and management time resolving issues post-completion.

One of the key benefits of working with us is that our advice covers all areas of operating care businesses, 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 embargosSafeguarding
  • Mental capacity, DOLS and Court of Protection advice
  • Debt recovery
  • Data protection
  • Partnership and Shareholder Agreements
  • Litigation
  • Inquests

We are the legal partners for 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 hard work and professionalism you have shown throughout the process has been fantastic and this coupled with your knowledge in the care sector has made this transaction a pretty stress free experience for us.”

“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.”.

We are recommended lawyers for the following national and regional care associations:

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