From offices in London, Southampton and Bournemouth, full service law firm Lester Aldridge advises businesses and private individuals on a regional, national and international scale.
We are known for our ability to offer top quality legal advice in a straightforward way, making us accessible and easy to deal with. In addition to extensive expertise acting for adult social care providers, the Healthcare Team also has a rapidly expanding practice in advising NHS Trusts and GP practices.
The team have been finalists in the Legal Advisor category of the Laing Buisson Awards for the last 2 years, and the Health Investor Awards annually since 2013. Peter Grose is Head of the Healthcare Team, supported by Laura Guntrip in overseeing the firm’s market leading team of solicitors specialising in health and social care.
Peter has been specialising in this sector for over 20 years and, combined, the team boasts of over 100 years expertise in the sector. Members often write for care sector publications and are regularly asked to speak at conferences nationally, recognising their specialist expertise and trusted reputation. The team acts for care providers nationally and is the first choice for many care providers, ranging from small family operators to leading national corporate providers.
The team has also been the appointed solicitors to the National Care Association and Registered Nursing Homes Association for over 20 years, in addition to acting for other regional care associations. “We act for care providers in relation to a variety of matters, from contract disputes to safeguarding investigations and helping providers challenge CQC reports and ratings or defend enforcement action” explains Peter, “we understand how care services operate and the difficulties faced by providers. We provide clear, practical solutions to help our clients”. “We offer a one-stop shop to assist providers in all matters stemming from an incident – CQC action and safeguarding investigations but also police investigations, employment issues and professional misconduct proceedings – offering consistency in representation to our clients” adds Laura.