Senior Living


There has been a rapid growth in interest in the senior living sector in recent years. Our multi-disciplinary team of specialist lawyers have a long track record of delivering expert advice to clients operating across the spectrum of retirement living and care home businesses.

Whether they are urban retirement communities or out of town retirement villages, affordable housing or private schemes, independent living, assisted living or care home schemes, we recognise that satisfying the diverse needs of the residents of these schemes lie at the heart of their success.

Whether you are an operator, a contractor, a developer, a funder or an investor in the senior living sector, we can help you. We combine significant health and care sector experience with expertise across a multitude of practice areas.

The commercial, legal and regulatory environment is changing quickly. Our sector focus and strong relationships across the industry allow us to keep our clients informed of key emerging trends and best practice. Whether you are new to the sector or an established operator, we can help you.

The breadth of our offering allows us to support the full lifecycle of a senior living asset. Our expertise covers planning and land acquisition, development, funding, construction, leasing, sales and the ongoing operational lifecycle of the scheme. Our full service approach helps us to build long-term relationships with our clients built on trust and sound advice.

We are proud to have some of the best technical lawyers operating in this sector in the UK, including some of the leading "residential living" lawyers and healthcare regulatory experts. For more information or advice, contact us today.

Senior Living Legal Services

Client Work

  • Investors

    Advising Goldman Sachs in setting up its senior living platform, Riverstone Living, and ongoing development pipeline. Riverstone Living intends to create a multi-billion pound portfolio of luxury retirement living.

  • Pension Funds

    Advising various pension funds through LaSalle Investment Management to acquire senior living and assisted living platforms.

  • Senior Living Developers

    Working with Eden Retirement Living to create a market-leading model to form residential leases that comply with the latest regulatory requirements.

  • Housing Associations

    Developing a bespoke technology platform for Sanctuary Housing that automates tasks to instruct Gowling WLG on matters. The app increases data capture, facilitates approvals and gives an overview of all matters.

  • Funders

    Advising Formation Capital LLC on the £475 million financing for the acquisition of the 289 strong NHP Group (formerly Southern Cross) care homes estate.

  • Lenders

    Acting for Santander on £35 million joint venture development financing for three care homes.

Contact our Senior Living team

If you are in need of advice or help in this area, please contact a member of our team.

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Dominic Morris
Partner, Head of Senior Living

Dominic has over 20 years' experience in the real estate industry. Focusing on the senior living sector, he has a strong track-record in advising many of the leading developers, operators and investors, as well as new entrants into the market.

Robert Breedon
Partner, Head of Health & Care

Robert has more than 25 years' experience in a range of industries and sectors, including health and social care and logistics and supply chain management. He worked for over five years in the UK's Department of Health, giving him a unique insight into the NHS. Robert has expertise in advising on collaborative arrangements for health and social care commissioners and in developing delivery models for healthcare providers.

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For advice on senior living, contact a member of our team.

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