R (Davey) v Oxfordshire CC in the Court of Appeal

September 7th, 2017 by Andrew Sharland

Last Friday the Court of Appeal delivered judgment in R (Davey) v Oxfordshire CC [2017] EWCA Civ 1308. This is the first time the Court of Appeal has examined the provisions of the Care Act 2014. We were cautious about blogging about the High Court judgment ([2017] EWHC 354 (Admin)) whilst it was on appeal, as members of our chambers were in the case. Now that the appeal has been decided, we can speak more freely.

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Changes to Care Act Guidance: chapters 6 & 7 – first contact and identifying needs

April 15th, 2016 by Rachel Kamm

Here is the latest in our series of summaries of the changes made to the Care and Support Statutory Guidance.  We have already talked about chapter one and chapters 2-5. Now we’re looking at first contact and identifying needs. As always, I have not included here every change (some of which are very minor or style/formatting), but hopefully this post flags up most of the material differences.  Read more »


Changes made to the Care Act Guidance

April 1st, 2016 by Jonathan Auburn

The Department of Health has posted changes to the Care and Support Statutory Guidance on its website. Unhelpfully, there is no detailed list of the changes, nor any tracked changes or marked up version anywhere. So to see what has changed involves comparing the texts of old and new line by line. The major changes seem to be in the following areas: Read more »