We advise on all aspects of adult social care law, including Councils’ responsibilities to the elderly, vulnerable adults and those with mental illness or seeking asylum.
Our activities are wide-ranging, including litigating and advising on challenges to decisions on eligibility for services, assessments and care plans. Our proactive approach has prevented a number of judicial review applications being lodged against Councils in recent years.
Our specialist lawyers advise on all aspects from individual cases through to extensive policy changes.
Casework includes advice on community care and human rights assessments, court applications under s29 Mental Health Act, and applications to the Court of Protection and the High Court. We are experienced in advocacy, eligibility cases, judicial reviews, advising safeguarding boards and health and wellbeing boards, serious case reviews, and compliance with data protection and freedom of information laws.
We also offer training to social workers on compliance with current legislation, and provide training sessions on human rights assessments and immigration issues. Training can be tailored to specific client requirements.