Adult Social Care Law

community care
Legal Action Group
Reviews of the first edition:
‘An invaluable summary of the legislative context … a huge range of topics … The book exudes learning based on practical experience in the day to day work of a legal practitioner in this field … This is likely to become one of ‘must have’ texts for community care practitioners.’ Karen Ashton, Elder Law Journal
‘By adding the extracts from key legislation and guidance to the case summaries, together with succinct overviews of the provisions, he has managed to pull together an incredibly useful resource for anyone practising in the area. … Throughout the book, the fruits of careful editorial decisions shine through and reflect Stephen Knafler’s huge expertise in the area.’ Alex Ruck Keene, Mental Capacity Law and Policy
‘[This] is an excellent book … whilst good for people coming new to the subject is also of use to seasoned practitioners. Someone with a basic grasp could spend a day with a chapter in this book and come over almost expert on the subject.’ Local authority solicitor
Adult Social Care Law is an indispensable resource for all those advising people needing care and support through the overlapping web of legislation, guidance and case-law that makes up the complex field of adult social care law.
This second edition of Adult Social Care Law includes over 700 of the most 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, housing, welfare benefits and support for asylum-seekers and persons from abroad.
The case summaries are presented with a succinct headnote, a clear outline of facts and a summary of the judgment - often with extensive citations. But this is not just a casebook, each chapter begins with a comprehensive overview of the legal framework of legislation and latest guidance.
Contents include:
Public Sector Equality Duty
Service provision decisions
Ordinary residence and local authority responsibility
Care home and other closures
NHS provision
Housing and community care
Learning disability and autism
Mental capacity and safeguarding
Judicial review
Ombudsman decisions
Welfare Benefits
Adult Social Care Law is essential reading for lawyers, advisers, carers, health and social care professionals, local authorities and regulators.

About the author

Description: Stephen Knafler QC - author
Stephen Knafler QC (1960-2020) was the founder and general editor of the Community Care Law Reports and author of several LAG books.