Healthcare Regulatory

Our specialist healthcare regulatory team are highly experienced lawyers who support clients across the healthcare sector.

Key contacts

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Laura Shelton

Partner, Healthcare Regulatory

If you work in health and social care, you need legal advice which is a help – not a hinderance – to your day job. I understand the practical reality of running a business like yours, and I ensure my support is available at a time that works for you. My legal specialisms cover the full health and social care regulatory spectrum to ensure you receive the right advice no matter what you’re faced with.

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Paul Ridout

Partner, Healthcare Regulatory

With over 50 years acting for health and social care businesses and individuals, I’m well-versed in the challenges faced by those in the sector and the best way to overcome them. I work with providers who are involved in high-pressure legal situations which pose a commercial or reputational risk to their business, advising on all aspects of health and social care regulation.

Healthcare regulatory experts

Our team of specialist Healthcare regulatory lawyers have been advising clients across the healthcare sector for over 50 years.

The healthcare sector is heavily regulated, and our team provide leading legal, operational and strategic advice to providers across the healthcare sector.

On those occasions where clients require further advice outside of regulatory matters. HCR Law provides a full service offering, with specialist healthcare lawyers covering property, corporate and employment matters.

Our clients

Working closely with a diverse range of clients who are subject to regulation, HCR Law provides strategic advice to adult and children’s social care providers, NHS Trusts, GP practices, and dental practices. Our extensive experience enables us to find solutions for even the most complex situations.

Managing immediate situations while considering long-term implications is a priority. By offering our views and advice grounded in experience and knowledge, we provide proactive and practical solutions.

Our focus is on building long lasting relationships. Rather than simply presenting what the options are and then walk away leaving you to weigh everything up. We will offer our views and advice based on our experience and knowledge to provide proactive, practical solutions.


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Wide-ranging and in-depth expertise

Our in-depth knowledge across the healthcare sector means we represent clients across a range of regulatory and investigatory areas, including;

  • Appeals to the First-Tier Tribunal
  • Challenging inspection reports and ratings
  • Challenging notices to suspend, cancel or vary registration
  • Challenging warning notices, fixed penalty notices and prosecutions
  • Commissioner fee, contract disputes and embargos
  • Fitness to Practise and NHS Investigations
  • Inquests
  • Police investigations
  • Registration advice and challenges to refuse
  • Regulatory due diligence
  • Safeguarding investigations
  • University/Student Fitness to Practise.

Hear what our clients say about us

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

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

Client testimonial Healthcare Regulatory

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