Community Care Law
Community Care refers to the services provided by social services and the NHS to help adults and children with their health and social care needs.
Community Care Law is often used to challenge decisions made by public bodies. If you have concerns about care packages, funding for care, respite care, adaptations to property, decisions about care environments or any other concerns, we have a dedicated and experienced team that may be able to assist.
We have advised and represented service users, carers and family members. We are committed to fighting for the rights of vulnerable people.
We do aim to resolve matters quickly and simply, outside of court where possible, but if necessary we will enforce rights in the courts using judicial review and other legal remedies.
We can advise you about what you are entitled to and ensure mistakes made by local authorities and other organisations are put right. Often matters are intertwined with Public Law and unlawful decision making. Please contact John Ford Solicitors-no matter how complex your matter may be.
Court of Protection
When caring for family members and loved ones, it is essential their best interests are put first.
The Court of Protection is the judicial body responsible for making decisions relating to the management of finances and other affairs of those individuals who lack the mental capacity to do so themselves.
We regularly appear in the Court of Protection (including the High Court), dealing with disputes over the welfare and property of adults lacking capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Often applications in the Court of Protection (CoP) are tangled with disputes over service provision which have a public law element. Important tactical decisions may need to be taken early on about whether an application should be made in the first instance to the CoP or to the Administrative Court. We can advise and provide urgent assistance in cases where capacity is in dispute, and where the welfare of an elderly, disabled or otherwise vulnerable person is at stake.
We have a dedicated and experienced team who specialise in all matters relating to the Court of Protection. Legal aid is available for people who qualify and fees can be discussed if you are not eligible. To inform us about your matter in detail please do contact John Ford Solicitors.