Stephens Scown LLP

Specialist legal advice for Care Homes

Helen Wallwork - Partner
T: 07891 240961 | Email Helen

Jade Kent - Senior Associate
T: 07548 224516 | Email Jade

Specialist support from a full-service, B Corp™ law firm

Stephens Scown’s specialist healthcare team delivers exceptional client service while helping purchasers to navigate the complexities of buying care homes, whether as a new entrant to the market or as a well-established operator. We also act for sellers, funders, investors and developers. We provide legal advice tailored to your needs with our detailed knowledge and experience of the care sector.

With a full-service legal offering including commercial and corporate advice, property, construction and planning, employment and specialist immigration support, intellectual property and data protection as well as CQC, health & safety and other regulatory advice, Stephens Scown is ideally placed to support you with your purchase. Beyond that, we are able to advise you both on your larger projects (for example on group restructures, refinances, succession planning and governance reviews) and your day-to-day needs.

Passionate about your business

The specialist healthcare division is led by Helen Wallwork, Partner, and supported by Senior Associate, Jade Kent.  As experts in the sector, Helen and Jade act for businesses across the care sector including residential, nursing, specialist care and children’s services. The team also includes Steve Panton, Partner, who has over 20 years’ experience in regulatory enforcement and compliance, including all aspects of health and safety, environmental, food safety and fire safety law.

Helen Wallwork is a trustee of Rowcroft Hospice and Jade Kent is an ambassador for Championing Social Care (an initiative to shout about all the good things that happen within the sector).

South West based, with nationwide coverage

Based in the South West but with a client base that stretches across the UK, Stephens Scown’s flexible and innovative way of working enables the firm to offer the very best professional legal expertise to clients wherever you are.

Balancing the needs of people, planet and profit

As the first large law firm in the UK to become employee-owned, the firm has built a dynamic and innovative business dedicated to delivering for its clients and providing a rewarding and supportive workplace.

We are leading on positive change within the legal industry, as the first B Corp™ law firm in the South West and with only a handful of UK law firms to have been certified. Gaining B Corp™ Certification underlines our long-term commitment to meeting high standards of social and environmental impact and have made a long-term commitment to balancing people, planet, purpose and profit as part of the B Corp™ Community.

Client feedback for Stephens Scown’s Healthcare team

“The key element for us was their understanding and calm attitude to us as clients. The Healthcare team walked us through the processes and gently kept us motivated and focused to achieve our end goal. They genuinely wanted us to achieve the best outcome and would explain the legal jargon in layman's terms when necessary.”

“Businesses, especially SMEs, need very capable hands in legal processes and the healthcare team at Stephens Scown have them in abundance!”

“The healthcare team as a whole were a very focused team and that kept us focused during difficult times. There were times of humour when negotiations got tough and they would always relieve the pressure.”

“On a scale of 1-10 the team at Stephens Scown were an 11….. I was blown away with each department’s level of professionalism, and especially Jade’s leadership skills and determination in bringing the deal to a successful close.”

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