Legal guide to fighting disability cuts updated

17.07.12 |

A guide aimed at helping disabled people and disability organisations to fight cuts to services in their local area has been updated to reflect important recent case law and to expand the list of solicitors willing and able to take on these cases. Using the law to fight cuts to disabled people's services is co-authored by Steve Broach and Kate Whittaker, a solicitor at Scott-Moncrieff and Associates. Steve and Kate both provide legal training and support to a number of disability organisations and act in cases where challenges are made to decisions to cut services.


The guide was first published in April 2011 and has been updated to take account of a number of important legal changes since that date, including the recent Supreme Court judgments in McDonald and KM.


Given that public spending cuts are expected to increase during the coming financial years, it is likely that more potentially unlawful decisions will need to be challenged by disabled people and disability organisations.

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