When it comes to care home contracts, too little time and attention is given to the contract according to TEP Independent Consultant Solicitor & Mediator, Caroline Bielanska.
Well-known in her specialist field, Caroline provides support and advice for law firms, to troubleshoot in complex cases involving vulnerable clients, where the interplay between their capacity, care and finance arrangements, care funding, safeguarding and disputes may arise. She has mediated in a wide range of disputes, ranging from contact, residency, deputyships, attorneyships and health and social care funding.
On Thursday 28th April at 1pm, Caroline is presenting the latest in the series of professional development webinars from SFE – the membership body setting the standard for later life law. Caroline said:
“Many residents (or their attorney or deputy) entering into a care home give little consideration to the terms of the contract to which they will be bound.
Many don’t see a contract until they are in situ – even fewer will have sought independent advice on its terms. Without such advice there is a high chance the resident, their attorney or deputy will sign a contract that isn’t in the resident’s favour.”
The hour-long webinar will explore:
- What makes a contract legally “unfair”?
- Information which should be provided up front.
- Examples of terms which are unfair.
- Changing the terms.
- Consequence of an unfair term.
- Competition and Markets Authority actions.
The webinar costs £75 for SFE members and £90 for non-members.