Just Caring Legal was founded by Rosalind Hughes, a qualified solicitor and a highly skilled practitioner who has been working in the legal profession since 1995.
Rosalind has become particularly interested in adult social care over the years due to her work with the Citizens Advice Bureau and later the care homes department of a large firm of solicitors in Newcastle.
At the Citizens Advice Bureau Rosalind worked with vulnerable clients on welfare benefits, debt matters, family law, employment and housing. She found herself becoming more and more passionate about the issues she was advising on, and especially the injustices she encountered at that time around adult social care.
In her earlier career, Rosalind worked in a legal aid practice carrying out mixed personal injury work and working with victims of domestic violence. She then moved to a large Newcastle firm where she recovered substantial compensation for victims of road traffic accidents and gained immense litigation experience which has formed a solid foundation enabling her to lodge successful NHS Continuing Healthcare appeals on behalf of her clients.
How can Rosalind help?
Having met many families who are wrongly paying for substantial care home bills, who are suffering significant healthcare issues such as Alzheimer’s disease, varying forms of dementia, MS, Parkinson’s disease, cancer and severe cognitive impairment to name but a few, Rosalind felt driven to start her own specialist firm dedicated to challenging these cases on behalf of vulnerable people in society. She uses her specialist knowledge and her litigation expertise to draft and submit the complex medico-legal arguments required to unlock the many thousands of pounds of NHS Continuing Healthcare funding that these families are entitled to.
Rosalind has a great deal of empathy with families who have been wrongly denied access to NHS Continuing Healthcare and continually develops highly effective strategies for mounting successful challenges on their behalf to seek refunds of care fees. Rosalind also strives to provide other vital services to complement her work in the recovery of care home fees in order to provide her clients with a holistic service and the best possible outcomes. Her overall aim is to provide a bespoke and caring service for people who are facing very difficult situations.
Rosalind Hughes is also one of the social secretaries for the North East Women Lawyers Division and regularly attends and is involved in organising networking events.