CARE ACT: LESSONS FROM CASE LAW (LEGAL LEARNING)
The judgments in the Merton and Davey cases have clarified key aspects of the Care Act, including in relation to what makes for a lawful assessment. This session will:
Explain and analyse the judgments in the Merton and Davey cases.
Set out in detail what the judgments said about what constitutes a lawful assessment under the act, and advise on what practitioners need to bear in mind to carry out a legally defensible assessment.
Examine the implications of the judgments for how local authorities should make decisions about changing care plans or personal budgets.
Yogi Amin, partner, Irwin Mitchell LLP