Real Estate

Retirement Living

Today’s retirement living sector is more complex than ever before, and care homes and retirement living providers must comply with an increasing range of rules and regulations, governing everything from property development to employment.

Our expert Retirement Living team has extensive experience of advising on a wide range of issues in the specialist market, including:

  • Planning and construction of retirement accommodation
  • Corporate transactions and business structuring
  • Finance and tax structuring
  • Commercial contracts and procurement
  • Litigation

Our team pulls together a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help you navigate the legal landscape for a varied client base which includes:

  • Property development and property management companies
  • Care homes and other care service providers
  • Charities
  • Banks and other lenders

The multi-service nature of our team means we can advise in all aspects of senior living, not just real estate. We can also assist with:

  • Employment issues, including immigration and whistleblowing
  • Intellectual property and reputation management
  • Resolving welfare disputes and managing state governance
  • Inquests and Serious Care Reviews
  • Challenging CQC decisions and tribunal appeals


Key Contacts

Our key contacts are all experts in their fields. Feel free to email or phone them to find out how we can help your business.

Recent Work

Allied Care Limited

We acted on the acquisition of numerous care homes and subsequent advice on the full range of property matters associated with their portfolio.

Jaffray Care Group

We advised this registered charity on the remodelling of their structure separating care services and property services.


Advised New Century Care on a £70 million refinancing of group loan facilities and acted for The Royal Bank of Scotland on the c£25m refinance of Malhotra Care Home Group.

Employment Advice

We provided employment advice to a range of care homes and care service providers, including: Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, Magna Care Group, North London Homecare and Support, Here 2 Care, Saddler’s Health Centre, and Sustain UK Limited - with particular expertise advising on National Minimum Wage compliance, an increasingly litigious area for providers with potentially costly implications.

IT procurement

Advised a leading provider of services for the over 50s on IT procurement and related projects 

Challenging CQC Decisions

Acting for care homes to challenge CQC decisions and challenge councils over fee arrangements.


We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.


"They are very approachable and good with clients."

Chambers & Partners, 2016

Legal 500

“A good firm to have on your side.”

Legal 500, 2015

Awards & Accreditation

We're always proud to be recognised for the work we do for our clients and have been named as a leading firm in the latest legal guides - which provide information and recommendations about lawyers and law firms in the UK.

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

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