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Healthcare - Social Care

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Davidson Chalmers Stewart has extensive experience in advising clients operating in the health and social care sectors. Having worked with clients who provide primary and community care services and those who develop and operate nursing and care homes and assisted living facilities, we have considerable knowledge of both the market drivers and sectoral peculiarities.

Davidson Chalmers Stewart can deliver commercial, client centred advice on a broad range of aspects facing health and social care providers. Our expertise lies in:

Corporate – the organisations we work with range from large corporate interests (including private equity investors through to charities and third sector) and more modest independent operators. Our Corporate Team provides specialist advice to ensure that whether you are selling, purchasing or investing, you avoid potential pitfalls.

Dispute Resolution – inevitably health and social care organisations become involved in disputes. These can be highly stressful times and can bring very significant pressures to bear on management and staff. In some cases that can also impact on clients, customers, residents and patients. Our Dispute Resolution Team are experts in resolving disputes, giving pragmatic, strategic advice to clients on how to navigate what can be a very difficult and unknown experience.

Real Estate – having suitable, compliant premises is essential for Care Home operators. The Real Estate Team provides expertise in all matters pertaining to property, including planning, construction, environmental law and property finance. Davidson Chalmers Stewart has advised on large scale acquisitions and single care home developments and purchases.

Regulatory and Data Protection – we have experience of dealing with most of the Scottish regulators, including the Care Inspectorate, individual healthcare partnerships and the HSE/environmental health. In addition, many organisations dealing with clients, customers, residents and patients, together with their own staff find data protection and GDPR compliance challenging. Davidson Chalmers Stewart has an Accredited Specialist in Freedom of Information and Data Protection Law and a wider team which is also experienced in advising on cyber security law.

Davidson Chalmers Stewart is proud to work with Scottish Care on their Legal Resources Select group, providing advice to Scottish Care members across Scotland.

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