Chloe is a senior associate solicitor in the regulatory department at Stephensons specialising in education, health and social care regulation, and professional discipline.
Ofsted and CQC regulation
Chloe assists and represents registered providers and managers facing enforcement action by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) and Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW). In particular, Chloe provides advice on compliance, challenging inspections, criminal investigations, prosecutions, enforcement action, and appeals to the first-tier tribunal (Care Standards Chamber). Chloe assists providers and managers in relation to the following:
- Challenging inspection reports and ratings/gradings;
- Drafting complaints and internal reviews;
- Drafting representations in in response to notices of intention/proposal to refuse, cancel, or impose/vary conditions of registration
- Appealing suspension notices, notices to impose or vary conditions on registration, notices to restrict accommodation, and cancellation notices to the first-tier tribunal; and
- Advice in relation to criminal investigations and representation at interviews under caution
- Advice in relation to unregulated and unregistered provisions
Chloe has acted as a judge at the British Care Awards and the Children and Young Person’ Awards.
Chloe represents and advises a wide range of professionals across a number of sectors before their professional regulators. Chloe assists professionals facing fitness to practise proceedings, from the initial referral and investigation stages, through to final fitness to practise panel hearings and sanction review hearings. Chloe also assists with interim orders, registration proceedings, and registration appeals.
Chloe has assisted professionals with cases before:
- General Medical Council
- General Dental Council
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
- Health and Care Professions Council
- General Pharmaceutical Council
- Social Work England
- British Acupuncture Council
- Teaching Regulation Agency
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Chloe also has experience in assisting professionals facing disciplinary proceedings under the NHS Maintaining High Professional Standards Procedure.
Chloe is a member of the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL).
Houses of multiple occupancy & licensing
Chloe advises and assists landlords, managers, and letting agents in relation to houses of multiple occupancy (HMO) issues. In particular, Chloe provides advice and representation in relation to:
- Licensing applications (including refusals and revocations);
- Enforcement action, including representation at interviews under caution, challenging civil penalties, prosecutions, and appeals to the first-tier tribunal; and
- Rent repayment orders.
Chloe has experience in dealing with a number of different local authorities across England. Chloe assists landlords from the very early stages of an investigation to prosecution, including representation at interviews under caution (known as PACE interviews). Chloe also assists landlords with criminal prosecutions before the Magistrates Court, she drafts representations to challenge financial penalties imposed, assists with appeals before the first-tier tribunal, and assists with rent repayment orders before the first-tier tribunal.
What clients say
"Chloe was very experienced in the specialist field of registrations. She also took time to fully understand all of the details of our particular position. She was easy to work with and gave us confidence about the process. We only had a vary short time window, to which Chloe managed to get an extension. We ultimately had a successful outcome and we are very grateful for all the help and advice from Chloe and the team." - View from a satisfied client
"Chloe Parish made a very difficult situation much easier to handle! She responded to emails and questions promptly and efficiently. Liaising with specialists in a professional and sensitive manor, which undoubtedly had a positive influence on the outcome of my case." - View from a satisfied client
"We were having some Ofsted compliance and enforcement action issues. Chloe was so helpful, always responded in a timely manner and helped make a stressful time less stressful! I would highly recommend" - View from a satisfied client
"I had a planning issue and received an enforcement notice from my local council. With the help of Chloe I won my appeal and the enforcement was quashed. Quick responses and great customer service throughout the process, thank you so much!" - View from a satisfied client
"Chloe Parish and the regulatory team at Stephensons Solicitors LLP are truly outstanding representatives of the legal profession. Every member of the team that I encountered, in particular Ms.Parish, demonstrated what highly skilled and consummate professionals they are. Responding to every query I had with clarity, concision and efficiency but also wonderful humanity; friendly, understanding and empathetic. Ms.Parish is the bar I would hold all professionals to forthwith. I would urge you to contact them and experience for yourself!" - View from a satisfied client
"I just wanted to share my experience of one of your team, Chloe Parish, who has represented me in an HCPC investigation. I came into the process having had a bad experience... so was anxious and already jaded. Chloe restored my faith! She worked proficiently and tirelessly to support me and represent me to the best of her ability. She was polite, professional, knowledgeable and honest. She answered all my queries promptly and clearly making me feel calm and contained in a very difficult time. When writing the response she helped include my thoughts and wishes, making me feel heard, whilst also carefully steering me in a helpful direction with language and content. But most importantly for me, apart from the fact she is incredibly wholehearted and good at her job, she was kind and compassionate, appreciating that clients come into this process in a vulnerable and stressed state.
I have worked with many solicitors over the years but never any as impressive as Chloe, who has the perfect complement of skills needed in a solicitor." - View from a satisfied client
"My situation was very difficult and I enlisted the support from Stephensons later than I should have done. Should anyone have an issue with a regulatory body I would advise you contact Stephensons immediately. The whole team were kind and helpful. My solicitor Chloe Parish was fabulous. She provided sound legal advice that was clear to understand, professional, communicated quickly and responded to my worries and fears sensitively. Chloe and her team worked extremely hard, and got me through a very difficult period. The whole process was taken care of. The barrister Chloe selected was also brilliant, a good match for my case (and my personality) which also helped. My barrister was also impressed by how good my case preparation has been completed by Chloe. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the service I received from Stephensons, and although costly, was competitive and was absolutely worth it. I got the best outcome possible! Which was over and above what I thought was possible. I would never have achieved the excellent result I obtained without them. Thank you once again to Chloe and Elizabeth!" - View from a satisfied client
"Stephensons represented our company in relation to CQC representations. They have been fantastic, Chloe our solicitor was amazing she fully understood our service and wrote our representations in a comprehensive and holistic manner which lead to them being upheld and after 10 months of waiting we have finally been awarded our registration. Thank you so much Stephensons and especially Chloe. I would highly recommend these solicitors and will use them again in the future should the need arise." - View from a satisfied client
"Perfect service. Consistent, quick responses via email and very thorough and easy to understand. During court, performance was better than faultless and the Barrister who was appointed (Ms Nutan Fatania of Charter Chambers) was spot on, very thorough, always emphasising the important bits and she even went the extra mile to make the result of my case that little bit better. All in all I’m very pleased with the service provided throughout from the get go. I would 100% recommend to anyone, and if I need solicitors again (hopefully not) I will be coming back!" - View from a satisfied client
"Clear understandable information. Felt I was important to the staff and they always phoned when they said they would." - View from a satisfied client