How We Have Helped
Public Authorities' Duties
Case Study 3
A number of family members in the West of England were concerned that their local authority was suddenly moving their impaired relatives, most without capacity, from care homes where they resided. The family members were concerned that the authority was making the decision simply to save money. Unusually the Official Solicitor agreed to act in injunctive proceedings to halt the transfer. The local authority agreed to suspend the transfers whilst its decisions were reviewed and ultimately the case settled with satisfactory placements for all the residents. Richard Charlton acted for the Official Solicitor.
Case Study 4
KL was a Kent resident who had been involved in a serious high profile suicide attempt. She had subsequently been detained under the Mental Health Act. However on her discharge she was not given the promised support, including psychological help and she started becoming unwell again. Steps were taken to commence judicial review and aftercare support, including essential psychology, was quickly arranged for KL. Richard Charlton acted for KL.
Case Study 5
SP was a detained in a hospital in Kent under the Mental Act but was assessed as suitable for discharge if the correct accommodation could be found. However a dispute arose as to who would be responsible for paying for this, and this was complicated by a lack of appropriate local authority staff to resolve the problem. SP was then effectively only being detained because no accommodation could be arranged. Judicial review proceedings were commenced on behalf of SP, and his situation was quickly resolved by the authorities concerned and he was discharged. Richard Charlton acted for SP.