Laura Paton: Speaking at the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo Birmingham

Ridouts Professional Services PLC

Laura Paton

Hot Topics in CQC Regulation – Handy Hits for Providers

My seminar will be an update for providers of health and social care on recent developments in CQC regulation. It will include discussion of CQC’s proposed new third type of inspection. I will also give some tips from our experiences of challenging inspection reports and ratings on behalf of Providers action and provide some brief insight into other relevant issues facing the sector such as difficulties around registering new services.


Biography

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.

Ridouts Professional Services PLC

Laura Paton

Hot Topics in CQC Regulation – Handy Hits for Providers

My seminar will be an update for providers of health and social care on recent developments in CQC regulation. It will include discussion of CQC’s proposed new third type of inspection. I will also give some tips from our experiences of challenging inspection reports and ratings on behalf of Providers action and provide some brief insight into other relevant issues facing the sector such as difficulties around registering new services.