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Adult Social Care Law
Stephen Knafler QC
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First edition |  October 2016  | 982pp
ISBN: Pb 978 1 908407 78 8

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

The author, having 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, is ideally placed to provide expert commentary and analysis of the judgments and explain the relevance of older cases within the framework of the Care Act 2014 and associated statutory guidance.

Each chapter begins with an overview of the legal framework of legislation and guidance to provide context to the cases that are digested chronologically within themes. Over 500 case summaries 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 as well as save valuable research time with extensive signposting to the most important resources. 

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

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Stephen Knafler QC is the founder and general editor of the Community Care Law Reports. He is based at Landmark Chambers. He practises in every area of public law but has a particular interest in social care.

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