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Neil Grant set up the Gordons Partnership Health and Social Care Provider Team in June 2018 advising on care standards law across the sector. Neil has worked in the field of health and social care regulation for 28 years and has a national reputation. Neil’s experience and expertise sets him apart from other firms due to the fact that he has acted over his career for both regulators and care providers at a very senior level. Nowadays Neil and his team at Gordons only act for providers but Neil’s understanding of health and social care regulation, gained from acting for both sides, is unparalleled across England and Wales. As a result, Neil and his team are asked to advise on strategic issues affecting care operators, in addition to the “nuts and bolts” work of defending clients faced with enforcement action from the regulator and challenging inspection reports.

Clients include existing operators of nurseries, children’s homes, care homes, supported living services, hospitals and GP practices. In addition, Neil and his team advise on legal risks in relation to market entry to the care sector on behalf of investors and operators.

Kingsley Healthcare’s CEO is Mr Daya Thayan who has written the following testimonial:

“A nationally recognised care provider practice with an unrivalled understanding of the sector. We have worked with Neil Grant and his team for many years, they are among the very best and they truly support the sector. Neil and the team support and mentor our operations in a very proactive manner.”

Since June 2018, the practice has expanded significantly and the team has grown to four people. An important addition to the team has been Susan Hunneyball who has a very strong background in pharmacy regulation acting for community pharmacists in relation to such areas as market entry and professional discipline and for healthcare clients generally. This has added another significant strand to our provider-focused practice in healthcare. In addition Susan advises on legal issues for adult social care providers; including CQC requirements and medicines management issues. She has represented clients on their appeals to the First Tier Tribunal against CQC decisions and has advised on legal and evidential issues arising from CQC inspections and enforcement. Like Neil, she acts only for providers and not for regulators or service users.

Chambers Legal directory 2019 has said about her work: “Commentators say: “She’s very understanding and practical, and has a very wide experience and good knowledge.””

As well as the core team, the Health and Social Care Provider team is augmented by the healthcare expertise throughout the firm.

If you require assistance in this specialist area, please contact Neil for an initial, confidential discussion on 01483 451900 or email him at