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.