Care home legal webinar: Ensure you are up-to-date and protected against any new surprises or challenges caused by Covid-19

Care home legal webinar: Ensure you are up-to-date and protected against any new surprises or challenges caused by Covid-19

Anna Lemmer, healthcare regulatory solicitor, Ridouts
Paul Ridout, solicitor and managing director, Ridouts

The current Covid-19 pandemic has created a new set of possible legal surprises and challenges which care home management will need to avoid preferably and counter if affected.
Caring Times is delighted that two of the most experienced solicitors specialising in the care home sector, Paul Ridout, managing director of the legal firm, Ridouts, and Anna Lemmer, healthcare regulatory solicitor, Ridouts, specialising in crisis management and dispute resolution, will be offering their advice on what to do and what not to do, and answering questions from the webinar audience.

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