Health and Social Care
Our team represents clients in the Court of Protection, the Administrative Court, and the Supreme Court across the full spectrum of health and social care matters, including adult and child social care, mental capacity, and mental health law.
We act on behalf of local authorities, healthcare providers, hospitals, families, and individuals.
Our health and social care expertise is complemented by our experience in social housing and our broader expertise in local authority, administrative and public law enabling our barristers to advise on all elements of a case. For this reason, our barristers are often instructed on major strategic matters such as budget setting and formulation of policy and procedure, as well as commercially and reputationally sensitive cases including judicial review proceedings.
The team is at the forefront of professional development in this area and has been awarded multiple government tenders of national significance. This includes national training for the Care Act 2014 and the legal review of Pan London Adult Safeguarding Policy & Procedures in July 2015, an invaluable guide for all local authorities combatting abuse and neglect in their area.
Cornerstone Barristers is noted for its expert handling of a wide range of social care and health matters.Legal 500 (2022)
- Six months to go, seven key changes: Moving from the DoLS regime to Liberty Protection Safeguards in April 202207 Oct 2021
- Cornerstone Barristers’ Kuljit Bhogal is sworn in as a Recorder of the Crown Court14 Jun 2021
- HOPE Digital Art Project08 Dec 2020
- Discharge of deputies appointed by the Court of Protection20 Jul 2020
- NEW BRIEFING – Local authorities post COVID-19. All you need to know01 Jul 2020
- Court of Appeal: Holidays and recreation for people with care needs13 Jun 2022
- Important judgment relating to the 2014 Care Act decides Suffolk County Council were wrong in law to not assist two disabled men14 Dec 2021
- No case to answer: prosecution under s. 82 Environmental Protection Act 1990 dismissed09 Sep 2021
- First-tier Tribunal reduces DPA 2018 monetary penalty by 2/3rds18 Aug 2021
- Accommodation, care needs and the Localism Act30 Oct 2019