Challenging community care decisions after KM v Cambridgeshire

Date: Wednesday 25 July 2012

Time: 18:00 - 19:30

Location: London Office

Venue: Doughty Street Chambers

Speakers: Allan Norman, Principal Solicitor and Social Worker, Celtic Knot, Lucy Series, University of Exeter

CPD: 1.5 Points

Fee: Free

Please note this is a repeat of the event held on 2nd July 2012, due to high demand.

The Supreme Court's judgment in R (KM) v Cambridgeshire CC has important ramifications for future challenges to community care decisions. The judgment directly impacts on the way in which direct payments and personal budgets should be lawfully calculated. The Supreme Court also gave important guidance on the standard of review to be applied by the Courts in community care cases and on the requirement for resource-free assessments of need.

In this seminar, an addition to the Community Care and Health team seminar series, the barristers who acted for KM will digest and analyse the Supreme Court's judgment and host a discussion on its consequences for future cases. A number of leading social care experts have also been invited to attend to contribute to the debate. The seminar should be of interest for claimant lawyers and all those advising and supporting disabled people to access vital community care services.

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