Ridouts – the first 12 months
As he approaches the first anniversary of his employment at Ridouts, JONNY LANDAU reflects on some of the firm?s achievements and challenges for the year ahead.
I joined Ridouts in April last year when the firm had only just been established. It was immediately a very comfortable place to work. Paul has gone out of his way to avoid the look and feel of stuffy city law firms. None of us wear ties to work and we share a bright and modern open-plan office. The work-life balance here is much better than at city law firms with the result that clients find us refreshed and at peak form.
In terms of work, Paul’s reputation in the sector was already very well established and so it was no surprise that we were busy immediately. Much of the work on the social care side is the result of perceived unfairness and inconsistency by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI). We have advised several providers about challenging unfavourable reports. We helped them to write effective comments on draft reports and also entered into direct correspondence with the CSCI when required. I later adopted the subject of challenging unfavourable CSCI reports as the title of my