20 October 2022

Our health & social care work: Freshney Pelham Care Ltd

Katie Davies Partner & Head of Education

Wilkin Chapman acts for GP practices across the country as well as private and third sector organisations operating across the health and social care sector. Our team provides practical and focused legal advice on employment law, HR, compliance as well as regulatory, corporate and commercial and commercial property law.

Our employment team are experts in all things employment and HR. They provide a service that is practical and easily applied to real life situations, grounded in a first-class knowledge of the law. Most recently, the team successfully acted for Freshney Pelham Care Limited.

A provider of community nursing services across the Grimsby and Cleethorpes area, the company operates in a high-pressure, highly regulated environment with multiple stakeholders and interested parties as well as sector-wide pressures on recruitment and retention.

It’s important, therefore, that businesses are set-up and prepared to deal with the repercussions of any employment matters including mistakes, disputes and regulatory issues. 

Employment support in a high-pressure environment

Employment matters often require strong, swift and clear communication with a range of parties. This can include the client themselves, their personnel and trade unions with communication taking place verbally and through formal letters.

During our work with Freshney Pelham Care Ltd, our team has supported the organisation and its employers with issues that have strict procedures to be followed and clear communication with multiple parties. Throughout these, we have provided the group with practical advice and hands-on assistance, working collaboratively and with our expert colleagues on-call throughout the working week to offer solutions to any employment matter.

Our employment team also works closely with Freshney Pelham Care Ltd’s regulatory law colleagues. Regulatory law is particularly important when working with a client from the health and social care sector because many of the roles in the sector are regulated. As such it’s important to remain abreast of the current state of regulations for carers, nurses and GPs as well as the other job roles. The regulatory team, led by Jonathan Goolden, provides flexible expertise that is specific to the issue at hand.

“We have been extremely happy with the invaluable support and advice we have received”

Nicola Ashton from Freshney Pelham Care Ltd said that she would highly recommend our services:

"After growing frustrated with a ‘one size fits all’ approach from our provider, we decided to move our HR provision to that of a more personal approach from Wilkin Chapman. Katie Davies, Tracy Rowbotham and the wider employment team have taken the time to understand our business and the challenges we face to ensure we receive the best advice for the situation.

"The team is extremely knowledgeable, proactive, friendly, and professional, and we have been extremely happy with the invaluable support and advice we have received over the last three years. They have given us confidence to improve our HR processes and ensure that what we do and how we do it is correct. I highly recommend Wilkin Chapman’s employment team for their outstanding HR advice and guidance."

For more information about how we can support you contact Katie Davies.

Katie Davies, Wilkin Chapman LLP
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