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Community Care Law

Community Care Law

Our community care team brings together individual members with expertise in domestic social welfare legislation, human rights law, mental health and mental capacity law ,with our discrimination and equality law and education teams. It assists individuals, local authorities, care providers, charities and NGOs with claims and advice relating to social services and health entitlements, utilising judicial review procedures to challenge and defend decisions.

A particular area of our expertise is where community care issues intersect with other legal issues, such as migration matters, prison law, mental health detention, children in care, children with special educational needs, and victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.

Our community care team can assist with the following:

  • All aspects of domestic community care entitlements, including under the Care Act 2014, and the Children Act 1989.
  • Disability discrimination.
  • Compliance with and claims under the Equality Act 2010.
  • Capacity issues, including Court of Protection proceedings.
  • NHS continuing care issues.
  • Charging, direct payments and independent user trusts.
  • Decisions as to a person’s mental health.
  • Breaches of and claims under human rights legislation.

For individuals seeking assistance, you may be interested in reading our client information leaflet, which explains the role of a barrister in your case.


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Nick Armstrong
Called: 2001 Solicitor: 1998
Chris Buttler QC
Called: 2004 Silk: 2021
Ayesha Christie
Called: 2014
Raj Desai
Called: 2010 Solicitor: 2007
Emma Foubister
Called: 2016
Jonathan Glasson QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2013
Mark Greaves
Called: 2016
Sarah Hannett QC
Called: 2003 Silk: 2021
Darryl Hutcheon
Called: 2014
Jessica Jones
Called: 2013
Janet Kentridge
Called: 1999
Helen Mountfield QC
Called: 1991 Silk: 2010
Mathew Purchase QC
Called: 2002 Silk: 2021
Ben Silverstone
Called: 2009
Paul Skinner
Called: 2010
Hugh Southey QC
Called: 1996 Silk: 2010 Called: 2010 (Northern Ireland)
Dan Squires QC
Called: 1998 Silk: 2016
David Wolfe QC
Barrister since: 1992