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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 complimented 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.


Corporate Liability: Work related deaths and criminal prosecutions
Cornerstone on Councillors' conduct
Cornerstone's Electoral Legislation 2016
Cornerstone on the Planning Court
Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour
Cornerstone on Information Law
Cornerstone Social Housing Fraud