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Lester Aldridge LLP

RUSSELL HOUSE, OXFORD ROAD, BOURNEMOUTH, BH8 8EX, ENGLAND
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Work 01202 786161
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Fax 01202 786110
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7623 BOURNEMOUTH
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www.lesteraldridge.com
Bournemouth BH23, Bournemouth BH8, London, Southampton

Laura Guntrip

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Work 01202 786187
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Web:
www.lesteraldridge.com
Lester Aldridge LLP

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Healthcare

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Laura advises providers of adult care homes, nursing homes, supported living facilities, independent hospitals, children’s homes and schools on a range of issues.

Her work includes local authority or CCG contractual disputes, disputes with residents, Court of Protection cases, safeguarding investigations, inquests and police investigations, including representing clients in PACE interviews at the police station or elsewhere. She also defends regulatory enforcement action by CQC, acts for clients in appeals to the Tribunal and in relation to professional misconduct hearings or disputing their inclusion on the barred lists. She also has experience of public law judicial review proceedings within the care sector.

Her work also includes representing clients in defending action by other regulatory bodies, such as the Health and Safety Executive.

Laura frequently undertakes regulatory due diligence for purchasers, vendors or funders, dealing with acquisitions, sales or refinancing of all types of care facilities, including care homes, day schools, children’s homes, independent special schools, fostering agencies, acute medical units and fertility clinics.


South West: Public sector

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Within: Health

Lester Aldridge LLP 's team provides ‘an excellent level of service’ and is ‘able to assist on urgent matters with responsive turnaround times’. It advises on the full range of health-related law including regulatory issues, safeguarding, inquests, health and safety, environmental and criminal prosecutions, for clients including care homes, children’s homes, independent hospitals, GP practices, independent special schools, fertility clinics and mental health providers. Peter Grose heads the team and focuses on health and social care regulation. Recently promoted partner Laura Guntrip is ‘practical, personable, efficient, and a font of legal wisdom’. She defended HC-One in a criminal prosecution by the CQC. Guy Morgan led the team advising Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust on a £150m mixed-use development for the construction of a new hospital, primary school and 500 residential units. Other clients include Lifeways Community Care, National Fostering Agency, Registered Nursing Home Association, National Care Association and Kent Autistic Trust.

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