This comprehensive new book guides all those advising people needing care and support through the constantly moving and overlapping web of legislation, guidance and case-law that makes up the complex field of adult social care law.
In recent years, due to 'financial austerity', social and health
care bodies have increasingly made decisions involving increases in
charges or reduction in services that have been subject to
challenge. Adult Social Care Law brings together all the
significant domestic and European cases that form the basis of
adult social care law and many other cases in overlapping areas
such as the NHS, mental health and support for asylum-seekers and
persons from abroad.
The author, having appeared in many leading cases in the High
Court, Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, the Court of Justice of
the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights, is
ideally placed to provide expert commentary and analysis of the
judgments and explain the relevance of older cases within the
framework of the Care Act 2014 and associated statutory
Each chapter begins with an
overview of the legal framework of legislation and guidance to
provide context to the cases that are digested chronologically
within themes. Over 500 case summaries are presented with a
succinct headnote, a clear outline of facts and a summary of the
judgment - often with extensive citations - to aid the busy
practitioner to quickly and efficiently identify the most relevant
cases as well as save valuable research time with extensive
signposting to the most important resources.
Adult social care law is essential reading for
lawyers, advisers, carers, health and social care professionals,
local authorities and regulators.
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Stephen Knafler QC is the founder and general
editor of the Community Care Law Reports. He is based at
Landmark Chambers. He practises in every area of public law but has
a particular interest in social care.
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