Adult Social Care Law

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Adult Social Care Law is an indispensable resource for all those advising people needing care and support through the overlapping web of legislation, guidance and case-law that makes up the complex field of adult social care law. This second edition of Adult Social Care Law includes over 700 of the most significant domestic and European cases that form the basis of adult social care law and many other cases in overlapping areas such as the NHS, mental health, housing, welfare benefits and support for asylum-seekers and persons from abroad. The case summaries are presented with a succinct headnote, a clear outline of facts and a summary of the judgment - often with extensive citations. But this is not just a casebook, each chapter begins with a comprehensive overview of the legal framework of legislation and latest guidance. Contents include: *Consultation *Public Sector Equality Duty *Assessments *Service provision decisions *Ordinary residence and local authority responsibility *Care home and other closures *NHS provision *Housing and community care *Learning disability and autism *Mental capacity and safeguarding *Judicial review *Regulation *Ombudsman decisions *Welfare Benefits *Inquests Stephen Knafler QC is the editor of the Community Care Law Reports and has appeared in many leading cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights. A team of contributors from Landmark Chambers and Garden Court Chambers bring their expertise to specific areas of law. Adult Social Care Law is essential reading for lawyers, advisers, carers, health and social care professionals, local authorities and regulators.

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