Associate Solicitor, Ridouts Professional Services PLC
Laura is an Associate Solicitor at Ridouts, a law firm which acts exclusively for Providers of Health and Social Care. She has a wealth of experience advising providers on regulatory issues such as challenging CQC inspection reports, responding to enforcement action and challenging proposals to refuse registration. Laura is dual-qualified having initially qualified in Scotland in May 2009. Laura joined Ridouts in January 2016 and successfully completed the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme in November 2016 in order to become admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales. Since joining Ridouts, Laura has assisted numerous Providers to prepare compelling responses to draft inspection reports, challenging inaccuracies, alleged regulatory breaches and seeking improved ratings as a result. Laura regularly drafts effective representations to enforcement notices and assists Providers with appeals to the First-tier (Care Standards) Tribunal where necessary. Laura also acts for Providers in contractual matters including fee disputes.