Birmingham lawyers have joined with one of the biggest care associations in the country and set up a helpline to steer its members through the legal minefield of regulation.
Shakespeares has forged a new working partnership with the West Midlands Care Association.
Shakespeares partner John Buckle said: "In recent years there has been an increasing need for legal advice in private health practice.
"Care home owners continue to operate in a highly-regulated environment and face an increasingly complex domestic and European legal system."
WMCA president Tony Billingham said: "Keeping abreast of new regulations for the industry is a challenge for any carer whose raison d'etre is caring for society's marginalised and most vulnerable.
"The clients we serve, either in residential homes or the community, are our most important concern.
"It is therefore reassuring to know that members need not be worried any longer over issues of regulatory legal interpretation, with a possible answer just a phone call away."