Anna joined Ridouts as a Paralegal in March 2012 and qualified as a Solicitor in April 2015 after completing a training contract with the firm.
Anna left Ridouts for a short time and returned in June 2018. During her time away from the firm, Anna gained legal experience in Australia working for SafeWork New South Wales, the regulatory authority for workplace health and safety in the state.
Anna has worked with clients on a range of legal issues affecting health and social care providers, including; responding to CQC inspection reports and enforcement action, notices of proposal and notices of decision to cancel providers’ registrations; disputes with local authorities on contract monitoring and fees; advising on safeguarding concerns; challenging the results of Ofsted inspections and Ofsted enforcement action.
Since joining Ridouts Anna has gained various experience in health and social care law. This includes:
- Drafting responses to CQC inspection reports.
- Drafting responses to CQC Warning Notices.
- Applications for registration with CQC.
- Funding and fee disputes with Local Authorities.
- Safeguarding investigations.