2013 05 Adult Care

Saturday 1 June 2013

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SAVE UK JUSTICE! PLEASE SIGN THE E-PETITION TO ASK THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE NOT TO PROCEED WITH THEIR PLANS TO REDUCE ACCESS TO JUSTICE BY DEPRIVING SOCIETY'S UNDERPRIVILEGED AND MOST VULNERABLE OF LEGAL AID OR THE RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION BY THE SOLICITOR OF THEIR CHOICE.

IF THE PETITION PASSES THE 100,000 THRESHOLD, THEN IT WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR A DEBATE BY THE BACKBENCH BUSINESS COMMITTEE.

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION. LET'S HAVE A REAL DEBATE AND LET'S HAVE OUR VOICES HEARD.

For more information about the consultation proposals and the responses (to date) of civil society, please click here. Please also click here for the views expressed by members of Garden Court Chambers.

R (Mary George Limited) v Care Quality Commission and Wirral Borough Council [2013] EWHC 1341 Admin (Supperstone J): it was not remotely arguable that the Care Quality C omission had reached Wednesburyunreasonable factual conclusions in its Review of Compliance report on the claimant’s care home, that there were 17 breaches of the requirements of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010. It was also not remotely arguable that the Council had acted irrationally in suspending further placements at the care home, in the light of its own findings, prompted but not determined by the publication of the report. Click here for the judgment (Lawtel users only).

R (SL) v City of Westminster [2013] UKSC 27 (Neuberger, Hale, Mance, Kerr, Carnwath JJCS):a mentally ill and destitute asylum-seeker who needed monitoring and befriending was not in need of "care and attention" for the purposes of section 21 of the National Assistance Act 1948. Click here for the judgment. Stephen Knafler QC appeared for SL.

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