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Emma Watt

Associate

Associate in the projects team

My role

As a member of our governance and commercial department, I advise private, public and third-sector organisations on commercial contracts, business opportunities and corporate reorganisations. I frequently provide contract reviews for health and social care providers, reports on regulatory compliance and carry out legal due diligence on large-scale restructures.

My experience

My training at Anthony Collins Solicitors began with providing support and advice to vulnerable individuals and this continues to influence the work I undertake for commercial organisations. I have provided a wide range of advice across our housing, local government, and health and social care sectors and enjoy working alongside clients looking to grow and improve their services.

My specialisms

  • Commercial and legal risk analysis (legal due diligence)
  • Business reorganisation
  • Governance and regulatory compliance

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My latest articles

No connection on a £216,000 cancellation fee
No connection on a £216,000 cancellation fee

A social care provider (Be Caring Limited) was facing a charge of £180,000 plus VAT to cancel 800 mobile phone connections.

NHSX draft strategy – the digital revolution in adult social care
NHSX draft strategy – the digital revolution in adult social care

Under NHSX, the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement have published the Secretary of State's vision for how data will be used to improve health and care.

Business restrictions – non-compete, non-solicitation and non-use clauses
Business restrictions – non-compete, non-solicitation and non-use clauses

A party seeking to restrict another's commercial activities must consider whether such terms are normal in similar, factual and contractual circumstances.

Care home contracts – Continuing Healthcare and additional fees
Care home contracts – Continuing Healthcare and additional fees

We have been working with care homes to update their contracts and advise on the risks of charging the resident a regular “top-up” or additional fee where a resident is funded through NHS CHC

Reasonably withholding consent – can you attach conditions to a requested variation?
Reasonably withholding consent – can you attach conditions to a requested variation?

The Court has confirmed that a party cannot withhold its consent in order to re-write the original bargain.

Coronavirus – school trips during the 2020/21 academic year
Coronavirus – school trips during the 2020/21 academic year

Current Government guidance is clear that both domestic and international school trips will need to be cancelled or re-arranged for the immediate future.

Contracting the coronavirus – Force majeure?
Contracting the coronavirus – Force majeure?

As the global fallout of the coronavirus escalates, we examine its disruptive impact on contractual arrangements throughout your supply chain.

Charities and business rates – the Derby decision (part of a series)
Charities and business rates – the Derby decision (part of a series)

In the first of a series, this article examines the impact of the Derby case on how local authorities should apply and charities can claim business rate relief.

When is a charity not a charity? The Derby decision
When is a charity not a charity? The Derby decision

In the recent case of Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and others v Derby City Council and others, Morgan J ruled against the NHS Trusts and found they were not charities.

Increase to minimum price for homecare – local authority commissioners to take note
Increase to minimum price for homecare – local authority commissioners to take note

The United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) has announced its new calculation for the minimum price of homecare of £20.69 per hour (to be effective 1 April 2020).