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LAG Community Care Law Conference 2017

Matchng the rhetoric of rights with reality

On 10 February delegates gathered in London for this year's LAG Community Care Conference.

Below are a selection of papers from the conference:

Professor Luke Clements delivered the keynote speech thanking those at the frontline of social care work and highlighting the work of the Local Government Ombudsman in ensuring their duties under the Care Act 2014.

Here is an abridged version of his speech published in the March issue of Legal Action

Here are the Power Point slides from his speech.

Barristers Steve Broach, from Monckton Chambers, and Jamie Burton, from Doughty Street Chambers, presented Master class A1 - Challenging cuts in care packages. Here is Steve's paper and here is Jamie's paper.

Stephen Knafler QC presented Master class C6 - Care Services and people from abroad. You can read his paper here. 

You can listen to a recording of Paul Bown QC's speech 'Testing the limits of Cheshire West'  here. Or download a MP3 to listen on your own device here.