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social care


Social care for both children and adults is a large, dynamic sector, involving public, private and charitable organisations. Changes in statutory frameworks and associated new duties, complex procurement and commissioning practices for local authorities and an active, funded and competitive private sector, all mean that providers face a breadth of legal challenges. Our multi-disciplinary team understands your environment and the law. Our goal is to ensure we meet the differing objectives of all providers.

what we do...

  • Our clients - over 50 local authorities, registered charities, residential and domiciliary care providers, insurers, sports governing bodies, religious organisations and inspectorates including the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales.
  • Over 20 years' experience - we act for inspectorates, conduct child and vulnerable adult protection audits and policy reviews and attend risk management committees.
  • 20 dedicated lawyers - based in Nottingham, Exeter, London and Birmingham, the largest specialist teams in private practice.
  • On-going training - on the latest regulatory developments and government guidance.

focus on...

Mental capacity and deprivation of liberty case law update webinar - January 2017

Ben Troke looks at four recent cases covering the Relevant Persons Representative (RPR), end of life decisions, legal aid and s21A of the Mental Capacity Act, costs, best interests and resourcing


Legal updates

Public enquiries, police investigations and civil claims

The high profile IICSA is the subject of much conjecture at present, with the significant changes taking place in the last three months.


Legal updates

Data Protection Act claims arising out of adoption

Over the last five years, we have seen an increasing number of damages claims brought against local authorities for the accidental disclosure of adopters’ confidential personal details to the birth family.


Legal updates

Covert medication and Deprivation of Liberty (AG v BMBC SNH)

Matthew Nichols discusses the guidance from the Court of Protection around covert medication and Deprivation of Liberty.


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