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HCR Law welcomes healthcare regulatory specialist, Laura Shelton as a Partner

3rd June 2024

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Leading specialist health and social care lawyer, Laura Shelton, has joined HCR Law as an expert regulatory Partner.

Formerly a Senior Associate at Ridout Solicitors, where she spent over eight years, Laura and the Ridouts team joined HCR Law’s specialist healthcare sector in May 2024. Laura, alongside veteran expert, Paul Ridout, will lead the newly-formed healthcare regulatory offering at HCR Law.

Laura’s extensive legal expertise spans the entire health and social care regulatory sector, with a particular focus in advising clients on all aspects of Care Quality Commission enforcement and registration. Notably, she chooses to not act for any regulatory bodies. Laura is widely recognised as a leader in the healthcare regulatory space, delivering keynotes at conferences across the UK.

Rebecca Leask, Head of Healthcare at HCR Law, commented: “Following the successful incorporation of Ridout Solicitors, we are delighted to welcome Laura to HCR Law’s partnership. We look forward to seeing Laura drive forward the firm’s healthcare regulatory service. With the addition of sector specific regulatory expertise into our healthcare portfolio, HCR Law has enhanced its market-leading service to clients in the healthcare sector.”

Laura Shelton added: “I am thrilled to be joining HCR as a Partner, and to be playing a key role in the journey of the specialist Ridouts team joining HCR. HCR Law has an outstanding reputation in the healthcare sector, and I am excited that our combined expertise will allow us to provide a full service offering to our healthcare clients. I look forward to working alongside Rebecca and the wider HCR Healthcare team to deliver leading services to healthcare providers across the UK.”

Laura Shelton will be based in HCR Law’s London office, and will continue to support healthcare providers nationwide.