Healthcare

Healthcare is a fast moving and highly regulated sector so working with specialist advisors is key to the success of your business.

Our multidisciplinary team includes experts in property, corporate, commercial, employment and regulatory law, all with significant experience of advising businesses in the healthcare sector.

Key contact

Rebecca Leask

I help businesses to achieve their potential, whether through buying, selling or restructuring. I bring a wealth of experience to the table, and can spot potential problems before they arise. With a hands-on approach, I make sure my clients get what they want out of each deal. Although I work with businesses from all sectors, I specialise in advising those in health and social care.

Our experience

Pioneering new ways of working and constantly seeking out opportunities for our clients, we support on investment strategies, enabling clients to review and reshape their property portfolios.

In recent years, we consistently topped the rankings in the Experian M&A report, UK & Ireland, advising on significant deals throughout the country.

We don’t just know the sector; we’re well and truly embedded in it. As well as sitting on the board of the West Midlands Care Association, we provide a legal helpline for its members. We’re ambassadors for Championing Social Care, taking a committee role for the Care Sector Fundraising Ball, a key charity fundraising event, held annually in London. Members of NASDAL (the National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers), we often share our knowledge at sector events including the Dental Show.

Our clients

Our comprehensive healthcare sector expertise attracts a diverse range of clients, including independent healthcare providers, NHS trusts, GP and dental practices, vets, and pharmacies. And our advice isn’t limited to businesses. Providing support to funders and advisors within the wider healthcare sector, we’re known for advising on innovative financing and property solutions for social housing providers, keeping the needs of residents a top priority and minimising disruption.

We act for heavyweight businesses in the healthcare sector including two of the largest corporate owned dental groups in the UK. From new entrants in the market to established healthcare operators, many clients have engaged with us from day one, valuing our ability to tailor our advice as they grow and creating lasting relationships.

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Specialist lawyers Ridouts have joined HCR Law’s healthcare team

Their services include advice on safeguarding, commissioning contracts, handling regulator prosecutions, and more.

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Recognition of our work

Hear what our clients say about us

You feel that you get both legal advice and consultancy, borne out of many years of dealing with regulators.

Client testimonial Healthcare Regulatory

We have been able to depend on them like an extension of our own team. Their approach, knowledge and expertise has ensured all our matters have been handled efficiently.

Client testimonial Healthcare Regulatory

One CIC are grateful for the diligent and responsive approach taken by Syed Alam and the HCR Real Estate Healthcare team to ensure this assignment was handled in an efficient and timely manner.

Client Testimonial Supported living and specialist supported housing

Thank you so, so much to you and the team for completing this acquisition for us. It’s been such a surreal day and we really cannot thank you enough.

You have all truly made our dreams come true and we really cannot wait to work with you all again on the next project when that time comes. I have learned so much from you all, and it has put me in good stead going forward. We really could not have wished for a better solicitor team to have on our side.

Client Testimonial Supported living and specialist supported housing

The team at HCR have been close partners of Alina Homecare as we have grown from start up to become a multi-branch care organisation. They have provided timely, practical legal advice which has facilitated our strong growth over the last five years.

Client Testimonial Supported living and specialist supported housing

We have worked with the HCR team a good deal and have always found them extremely responsive and professional – this acquisition was no exception and we are looking forward to being able to extend our care provision and supplement existing services to residents and users.

Client Testimonial Supported living and specialist supported housing

A hands-on team, offering concise and commercial advice that is appropriate for the circumstances. Well-established client relationships with a reputation for offering a personal service at reasonable cost.

Client quote, Legal 500 2024 Supported living and specialist supported housing

We have a strong relationship with HCR and have welcomed the opportunity to broaden our portfolio, supporting more people with a home for life.

Client Testimonial Supported living and specialist supported housing

I am incredibly grateful to HCR Law, my solicitor Clare Emery and her fantastic team, including Motunrayo, Imran and Rhondda, for their exceptional support and expertise in helping me purchase my new dental practice. They guided me every step of the way, providing invaluable advice and ensuring that my best interests were always protected. I would like to specially thank Motunrayo for her instrumental role and unwavering support throughout the entire process, being prompt, responsive and patient in answering my questions, and keeping me informed at every step of the transaction. I highly recommend their services to anyone seeking a knowledgeable and dedicated solicitor for their business ventures.

Client Purchase of a new dental practice

Following the acquisition of their first care home in South Wales, a transaction supported by Joe Mulrenan, Louise Crook and Rebecca Leask, clients Mr and Mrs S said: “Thank you so, so much to you all and your team for completing this acquisition for us. It’s been such a surreal day and we really cannot thank you enough.

“You all have truly made our dreams come true and we really cannot wait to work with you all again on the next project when that time comes.

“I have learnt so much from you all and it has put me in good stead going forward. We really could not have wished for a better solicitor team to have on our side.”

Care home acquisition with expert help

Now that we have completed, can I thank you all for all the hard work and professional advice you have undertaken in dealing with my matter. Every dealing with your company has been done in a timely and pleasant manner and you have made the whole process very easy for me. I am so grateful that Henry recommended you and I would wholeheartedly recommend the team at HCR Law.

Harvey Cohen Trinity Dental

Having worked with Harrison Clark Rickerbys on several of our portfolio businesses, we remain very impressed with the professionalism and expertise within the team. In particular Charlotte Thornton-Smith and Clare Emery’s knowledge of the dental sector puts them at the forefront of any dental legal panel and we are delighted to be working with them on several of our acquisitions.

August Equity Purchase of dental practices

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