Jonathan Auburn


Jonathan has a large practice in all areas of community care law (adults and children), healthcare, mental health and mental capacity law for both local authorities and individuals. Jonathan is rated by Chambers and Partners as the leading ranked junior for community care work. He is also highly ranked for Administrative & Public Law, Local Government Law and Education Law. He has acted in the most important recent cases, including R (KM) v Cambridgeshire CC (Supreme Court) and Westminster CC v SL (Supreme Court). This year he brought successful challenges to the governmentâ??s administration of its new benefit, Personal Independence Payments, in R (C and W) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and to local authority charging policies, in R (KM) v Northamptonshire CC. Jonathan has also recently acted in reported cases on care home funding disputes, age assessment disputes, mental capacity cases and SEN cases. He is a co-author of OUPâ??s new practitionerâ??s text Judicial Review: Principles and Procedure (2013) and edits the White Book.

Published Works

Areas of Practice

Local Government

Year Qualified



BCL (Oxon), D.Phil (Oxon)


Administrative Law Bar Association