Ridouts joins HCR Law

Specialist health and care law firm Ridouts has joined HCR Law.

Ridouts acts for care homes, children’s homes, GP and dental practices, homecare agencies, supported and independent living services, and both private and NHS hospitals. Its services include advice on safeguarding and handling regulator prosecutions.

Its founder, Paul Ridout, and the team are based in London and support clients nationwide.

HCR advise clients in the healthcare sector, including providers of adult social care and children’s services, and dentists.

‘It’s clear to me that our values of client care and our shared focus on supporting the sector are a good match, not only for Ridouts and HCR Law but for healthcare providers who are looking to work with a different type of law firm,’ said Ridout.

Rebecca Leask, head of healthcare at HCR, added: ‘We’re very much looking forward to welcoming Paul and the team, and being able to bolster our offering to existing clients of both HCR and Ridouts. Healthcare providers need access to the full range of legal services, from specialist experts who have a deep understanding of their unique needs. This coming together, enables HCR to provide such a service.’

HCR Law has more than 800 staff and partners based at offices in Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Central England, Cheltenham, Hereford, London, Thames Valley, Worcester and the Wye Valley, providing legal services to both business and private clients regionally and nationwide.

The firm has global reach via its network of independent law firms, LawExchange International.