De Jure Chambers (DJC) leads the sponsorship charge to become the first Gold Sponsor of Cambridgeshire Care Providers Alliance (CCPA). DJC Corporate Legal Advisory Services (DJC CLAS) are specifically designed to minimise the cost of regulatory and compliance burden that health and social care agencies, nurses, midwives, health care assistants and social workers (Health and Social Care Agencies and Professionals), particularly self- employed are subject to. This releases time-based resources and additional funds to enable Health and Social Care Agencies and Professionals faced with the growing regulatory burden to afford more sustainable livelihoods and grow their business in this time of austerities. DJCs ambition is to prevent problems from arising and to help you solve those which have arisen without litigation. However, if need be, we will represent our clients in Courts all for a flat all inclusive fee with no hidden costs. You will simply not be able to find an equivalent deal anywhere else. Central to this affordable model is DJC CLAS’ flagship In-House Legal Counsel, which offers Health and Social, care Professional and Agencies their own dedicated In-House Counsel and associated benefits but without the obligations, effort and costs associated with procuring legal services. This In-House Legal Counsel arrangement also allows CLAS to deepen understanding of your business, which the legal Counsel can leverage for future remote legal support requirements. IN-HOUSE LEGAL COUNSEL SERVICES CLAS’ In-house Legal Counsel leverages over 8 years experience advising, supporting and representing Health & Social Care Agencies and Professionals to offer the following services: Free initial advice, support and representation on matters affecting Health and Social Care businesses and Professionals, including the following.
- Free comprehensive legal and regulatory compliance health check
- Free initial legal advice, support and representation on any contractual or regulatory dispute, including drafting and responding to statutory demand letters.
- Draft initial pleadings to start or defend legal or regulatory proceedings against the agency or any of its employees, including tribunals, both Upper and First-tier (e.g. Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeals), Chambers (e.g. Health, Education and Social care Chambers; Immigration and Asylum Chambers; Tax Chambers) and Court (Civil and Criminal) proceedings. Unpaid fees are the biggest headache as this ultimately affects cash flow. We regularly assist recruitment agencies recover fees that they are owed.
- Draft first representations to challenge the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Local Authorities, including:
- CQC: Challenging Regulator Inspection Reports (e.g. to review ratings); Cancellation, Suspension or Variation of Condition; Warning and Fixed Penalty Notices and Regulator prosecutions
- Local Authority Representations on: Adult Safeguarding/ LADO Investigation, Serious Case Review, Contractual and Fee Disputes; Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- Tendering and procurement: Support the Agency bid to demonstrate effective regulatory and legal compliance, now regularly is an implicit tendering assessment criterion, increasingly becoming an explicit requirement.