LAG publishes new book on adult social care law


Adult Social Care Law

Stephen Knafler QC,  Landmark Chambers


‘An incredibly useful resource for anyone practising in the area … Across 29 chapters, covering the gamut of adult social care law …the author has provided the relevant materials to allow safe navigation through the ever more complex and choppy waters of this area … Throughout the book, the fruits of careful editorial decisions shine through and reflect Stephen Knafler’s huge expertise in the area.’ Alex Ruck Keene, Mental Capacity Law and Policy. (See full review here )

‘[This] is an excellent book  … whilst good for people coming new to the subject is also of use to seasoned  practitioners. Someone with a basic grasp could spend a day with a chapter in this book and come over almost expert on the subject … The chapter on consultation is so valuable to me … For most LAs the book would be worth buying for that  subject alone.’ Local authority solicitor

This comprehensive new book guides all those advising people needing care and support through the complex and constantly moving web of legislation, guidance and case-law that is adult social care law.

 In recent years, due to ‘financial austerity’, social and health care bodies have increasingly made decisions involving increases in charges or reduction in services that have been subject to challenge. Adult Social Care Law brings together all the 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 and support for asylum-seekers and persons from abroad.

 Over 500 case summaries, selected by one of the leading practitioners in this area of law, are presented with a succinct headnote, a clear outline of facts and a summary of the judgment – often with extensive citations – to aid the busy practitioner to quickly and efficiently identify the most relevant cases. Arranges thematically, each chapter is introduces with an overarching summary of the legal framework and the cases cross-referenced with the relevant legislation and statutory guidance, making this an essential reference guide.

 Adult social care law is essential reading for lawyers, advisers, carers, health and social care professionals, local authorities and regulators

Read the Introduction here 

Read the Contents here

Read chapter 8 on  Community Care Assessments

Pb  978 1 908407 78 8  982pp October 2016 £65

Order online  or telephone the order line: 01235 465 577


Also available as an ebook. Read information on LAG ebooks here.

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