Community care & Social Services

Chambers has developed considerable expertise at all levels of call in helping clients through this complex area of practice, in particular where immigration/asylum and human rights issues are involved. Members who specialise in this field also have the notable advantage in cases concerning the welfare of children of being able to draw on the considerable knowledge and expertise of their colleagues in the Family Law Team.

Current and recent cases feature:

  • Age assessments for asylum-seekers
  • Application of R (M) v. Slough BC concerning section 21 of the National Assistance Act 1948
  • Charging for community care services, including in the context of personal injury claims
  • Eligibility criteria for such services
  • Ordinary residence
  • Schedule 3 to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002
    EU Treaty rights
  • Accommodation for 16/17 year-olds and the intentionally homeless
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Court of Protection