Care Homes and Domiciliary Care Businesses

Members of the health and social care team at Birkett Long have particular expertise in relation to care homes, regularly assisting healthcare clients with their legal needs. Our team’s knowledge of the sector enables us to properly protect your interests, being aware of the issues that are important in your business when assessing your legal requirements.

Whether you need advice relating to the operation of your business, assistance with the structure of your business, guidance on employee matters, help with recovering debts, assistance with property arrangements – we have the experts to help you.

Our services

Commercial and Corporate Finance

  • Buying and Selling Care Homes and Domiciliary Care Businesses
  • Business Format Advice - Company/Partnership/LLP/Sole Trader
  • LLP or Company incorporation
  • Exit Planning - Shareholder/Partnership/LLP Agreements
  • Funding Arrangements – Bank Lending/ Personal Guarantees/Loan Agreements
  • Terms of Business
  • Contract Reviews
  • Regulatory advice
  • Debt Collection
  • Insolvency

Property Matters

  • Purchase and sale of Care Homes/Property
  • Estate Development
  • Development, Options, Conditional Contracts and Overage
  • Planning Advice and Compulsory Purchase
  • Construction contract Terms
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Property Taxation
  • Environmental Issues
  • Grant, Acquisition and Disposal of Leases
  • Investment
  • Secured Lending

Assistance for Residents and Home Owners

  • Wills
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Deputyship Orders
  • Long Term Care and Asset Protection Advice
  • Mental Capacity Issues
  • Care Home Fees Reclaim
  • Inheritance Tax Mitigation
  • Estate Administration
  • Trust Creation
  • Declaration of Trusts
  • Deeds of Variation


  • Contracts of Employment
  • Drafting Policies, Procedures and Handbook Documentation
  • Assisting with Performance, Capability, Redundancy, Conduct and Other Related Processes
  • Legal Aspects of Any Proposed Course of Action
  • Settlement Negotiations and Compromise Agreements
  • Representing Employers in Connection with Any Legal Proceedings
  • Advising on Employee Related Projects
  • Telephone Helpline
  • Training for Staff
  • Health and Safety Expertise
  • Immigration Advice
  • Retainer Scheme Option
  • Employment Check Audit

For practical and accessible online resources to improve the knowledge, skills and practice of care staff and commissioners produced by the Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) on behalf of the Department of Health, follow these links:

What Our Clients Say

  • The Birkett Long LLP Team heard my client instructions first time. Full support, preserve the value of my many years work, protect my position completely, and remove as much of the pressure as possible, please. I had only one opportunity to sell the Company, so it had to be right first time. Birkett Long LLP were, without exception, lovely people to deal with, highly professional, proficient and most importantly, commercially formidable. My complete trust was well founded. Suffice to say, I am immensely relieved and pleased they negotiated for me and not the buyer. I am unable to readily quote the fees due, but I have never been so completely happy to settle an account. In the life of my company, the final decision to use Birkett Long LLP was an incredibly wise and commercially sound one.
  • I trust Birkett Long. They provided me with the knowledge to enable me to present options to our Board as to how we could proceed with the transaction. This advice allowed Runwood Homes to make a seamless acquisition of three care homes in Northern Ireland and has attracted market attention in the care sector due to how well the transaction was managed. Martin Cooper, Director of Finance at Runwood Homes

Staff re-order for care homes and domiciliary care businesses

  • Tracey Dickens
  • Amanda Timcke
  • Tim Ogle
  • Liz Jones
  • Reggie Lloyd