Community Care and Mental Health

The Community Care and Mental Health team within the Goldsmith Public Law Group has cross-disciplinary expertise that sets it apart from other chambers, bringing  together individual members with expertise in conducting public law challenges.

Our experts are particularly experienced in cases where community care issues intersect with other legal issues – for instance in cases concerning vulnerable persons or children who have immigration needs, children in care, children with special educational needs, and victims of domestic violence and human trafficking and modern slavery.

The Community Care and Mental Health team provides assistance to individuals in need of community care services relating to social services and health entitlements, as well as charities and non-governmental organisations, and are experts in judicial review procedures to challenge decisions.  We also assist local authorities in defending against challenges in judicial review.

The team has extensive experience of judicial review applications from advising, drafting pre-action protocol letters/letters before claim, through to representing at a full hearing and onwards to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Our Community Care team can assist with the following:

  • All aspects of domestic community care entitlements, including under the Care Act 2014, and the Children Act 1989
  • Capacity issues, including Court of Protection proceedings
  • Continuing healthcare and access to NHS treatment
  • Decisions as to a person’s mental health
  • Breaches of and claims under human rights legislation

We are committed to publicly funded work, as well as privately funded and strategic litigation.  Our team provides an immense depth of experience.  Please contact Neil Dinsdale or Jordan Lloyd to discuss any aspect of your case, however complex, to explore how Goldsmith Public Law Group members can advise and assist you.

For further information about our services and fees, please click here.

Direct Access

If you are looking for representation on a direct access basis please click here or alternatively contact Neil Dinsdale or Jordan Lloyd.  You may also be interested in reading our client information leaflet, which explains the role of a barrister in your case.

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