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The statutory provision of care touches many areas of life.

Where a party in divorce proceedings was living in a care home, we were insturcted to liaise with a council over whether a settlement proposal in matrimonial ancillary relief proceedings which involved the direction of money into a trust would be covered by the deprivation of assets rules for means testing purposes. If the deprivation rules applied, the marital settlement would simply go to defray local authority care costs.

Providing advice in a matrimonial ancillary relief claim about the social care means testing implications of a proposed settlement where a party was in a care home and how the local authority response may be mitigated.

To provide evidence on causation in a claim for professional negligence against a solicitor where property placed in trust was recovered against by a local authority

In an action involving a disputed estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, advising on the availability of statutory care funding which may mitigate the dependency.

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NHS Continuing Care Enquiry

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12 Dec 2018

Enfranchisement reform - implications for community-led housing

We look at the impact of proposed changes to enfranchisement law – community-led housing (CLH) groups should respond before 7 January 2019.

30 Nov 2018

Will a refusal to offer a trial period make a redundancy dismissal unfair?

Yes, the refusal of a contractual right to a four week trial period in an alternative role is very likely to lead to an unfair dismissal (EAT).

30 Nov 2018

Can an employee be dismissed for incapability if their contract provides long-term disability benefits?

Incapability dismissal may be unfair and discriminatory if employee is contractually entitled to income when incapacitated by permanent disability.