Reasons challenges to LA charging and care home fees decisions

April 27th, 2016 by Jonathan Auburn

When LAs make decisions as to charging for care services and care home fees, can those decisions be subject to a public law reasons challenge, if so what is required, and what are constraints on LAs defending such challenges? Those were the issues the Administrative Court grappled with last week in Read more »


Care Act conundrum: Did Parliament legislate in error to mistakenly confer an amnesty on care home fees?

February 5th, 2016 by Jonathan Auburn

As lawyers we all know that feeling when we read an opponent’s legal letter, court submission, or a judgment that looks just plain incorrect in legal terms. It’s a distinct and clear feeling. Like when your child is obviously lying to you to cover up for some misdemeanour.

You may get that feeling reading letters and opponent’s submissions, less so with judgments, but never with primary legislation, right?

Section 69 of the Care Act Read more »