Lee Parkhill

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Lee Parkhill
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Lee has a broad public law practice, with particular expertise in local government, social care and healthcare where he has represented clients at the Supreme Court. Lee is also an experienced Court of Protection practitioner.

In addition to his practice at the Bar, Lee sits part-time as a Deputy District Judge and nominated Judge of the Court of Protection.

Recent cases

  • R (Worcestershire County Council) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care [2023] UKSC 31, operation of s. 117, Mental Health Act 1983, and responsibility for provision under s. 117
  • Royal Borough of Greenwich v CDM [2018] EWCOP 15, court’s approach to fluctuating capacity.
  • Re SH [2018] EWCOP 21, court’s power to appoint an office of a corporation as a deputy (rather than the named office holder).
  • Richards v Worcestershire County Council & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 1998, scope for private law claim arising from non-performance of a public law duty.
  • R (GS) v London Borough of Camden [2016] EWHC 1762 (Admin), duties of local authorities under the Care Act 2014.
  • Watch Tower v The Charity Commission [2016] 1 W.L.R. 2625, junior counsel for Appellants in case considering the adequacy of a statutory tribunal as an alternative to judicial review.
  • R (Hall) v Leicestershire County Council [2015] EWHC 2985 (Admin), junior counsel for Defendant in a challenge to the lawfulness of consultation on proposals to close a museum.
  • R (OH) v London Borough of Bexley [2015] EWHC 1843 (Admin), challenge to decision to reduce levels of funding for community care needs.