Care Disputes Solicitors

Our knowledge and expertise in care enables us to identify where decisions have been made incorrectly

Specialist care disputes solicitors

If you are unhappy with a decision made by a local authority or NHS in relation to care for you or a loved one, our team of specialist care dispute solicitors can help.

Offering expertise across the breadth of issues surrounding social care and the protection of vulnerable adults, our team can assist with the preparation for a care assessment and support in challenging decisions.

Wherever you are on your journey, our legal advisors can help. Call us today on 0330 024 0333 or use the button below to complete our contact form.

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How Our Care Disputes Experts Can Help

Challenging NHS Continuing Health Care funding

Every year, people call upon the NHS to fund a health care package to support their needs via the NHS Continuing Healthcare scheme. Unfortunately, many applicants will be deemed as not eligible for funding by the panel. This can be devastating to patients and their families and can put further strain on individuals during an already challenging time. Knowing what steps to take and whether or not to challenge the decision can throw further confusion and stress into the balance.

If your application for funding is unsuccessful, don’t worry. It may seem like the end of the road, but if our lawyers believe there are grounds upon which to appeal, we may be able to assist you in sourcing and putting forward the correct evidence to ensure that your or your loved one’s health needs have been fully considered. At every stage of the appeal, our dedicated lawyers will be here for tailored legal advice and emotional support through the process.

Local Authority Care Assessments

A care assessment can be the first step in securing ongoing help and support for everyday life – however, understanding where to begin and the criteria that will determine your eligibility can be confusing, and matters can become more complicated if the decision made isn’t in your favour.

Whether you’re concerned about an upcoming care assessment, are caring for a loved one and need some guidance through the process, or you seek advice and support to overturn a decision, our dedicated team are here to help.

Independent reviews

If your local authority decides that you don’t qualify for support according to their criteria, they should still provide you with details on where you can get help – this might be through charities and non-profit organisations, for example. If you believe the full scope of your needs or that of a loved one has not been taken into account and you wish to challenge the decision, you can seek an independent review. There are strict guidelines governing this process, but we can provide guidance and advice every step of the way.

Court of Protection

When a person lacks or loses the mental capacity to manage their own affairs or to make decisions regarding their health and welfare, someone (‘a deputy’) must be appointed to act on their behalf.

The Court of Protection is responsible for assisting vulnerable people in these situations and our expert solicitors work with families wishing to make applications to appoint a deputy for an incapacitated person. A deputy’s responsibilities can include dealing with the incapacitated person’s assets and asking the court to make a will on their behalf (a ‘statutory will’).

We assist appointed deputies in making a range of court applications for permission to make specific decisions, which can often be difficult and sensitive. Read more about how we can support you here.

The Office of the Public Guardian regulates people appointed as attorneys under lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) and our experienced lawyers can assist with a range of matters which fall within the OPG’s jurisdiction which may require an application to the court.

Why Choose Us?

We can, if necessary, assist with making a complaint to The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman
Our dedicated team are always on hand to support you throughout the process of dealing with third parties
We have access to the most up-to-date legal knowledge in this area, meaning you can rest-assured you and your family are in safe hands

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Care Disputes Frequently Asked Questions

How The Care Disputes Process Works

Not everyone is aware of how the process of engaging Care Disputes solicitors works, so we’ve provided an overview below to give you some peace of mind
  1. The first stage is to get in touch with us using the button below – you will then be assigned to one of our Care Disputes specialists. Alternatively, you can reach us on 0330 024 0333.

  2. You’ll then receive a free 15-minute consultation within 24 hours via Zoom or telephone to discuss the issues you’re facing.

  3. You are then provided with a transparent breakdown of our costs and, if you would like to proceed, we send you a pack of onboarding documents

  4. Following this, we will guide and support you through the process of achieving a resolution that works for you and your family.

Our Other Care Disputes Services

Long-Term & Elderly Care

If you are trying to navigate the care system or Court of Protection and don’t know where to turn for help, our team of specialist care solicitors are on hand to provide clear advice and support when you need it.

Wherever you are on your journey, our Care Disputes specialists are here to answer any questions you might have

If you’d like to speak to a member of our team, please fill out the enquiry form. We will aim to reply to your query within 2 hours

Need to talk to someone sooner? You can call use at the number below

Call Us: 0330 024 0333

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