Anna-Maria Lemmer

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. Thereafter, Anna took some time out to go travelling.

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 re-joined Ridouts in June 2018.

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. Anna has also helped providers with funding and fee disputes with Local Authorities.

Recent cases:

  • Anna acted for a domiciliary care provider in a case relating to the Care Quality Commission issuing a Warning Notice. She submitted representations to the Warning Notice contending that it should be withdrawn and not published. CQC agreed not to publish the Warning Notice on the basis that it contained factual errors.
  • Anna acted for a provider that had been issued with a Notice of Decision to cancel its registration. She drafted the appeal to the Notice of Decision and the appeal was allowed by consent, meaning that the case was closed and no further action was taken by the Tribunal.
  • Anna acted for a Learning Disability care provider in relation to a fee dispute with a local authority. Anna successfully secured a large settlement sum and a subsequent uplift in fees for the provider.