Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2017] All ER (D) 13 (Sep)
Neutral Citation: [2017] EWCA Civ 1308
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

McFarlane, Bean and Thirlwall LJJ

Representation Jamie Burton (instructed by Irwin Mitchell LLP) for the claimant.
  Jonathan Auburn and Zoe Gannon (instructed by Oxfordshire County Council) for the authority.
  Victoria Butler-Cole (instructed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission) for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, as intervener.
  David Wolfe QC (instructed by Deighton Pierce Glynn Ltd) for Inclusion London, as intervener.
Judgment Dates: 1 September 2017


Local authority - Statutory duty - Vulnerable adult

The Case

Local authority Statutory duty. In the first case before the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, considering the the defendant local authority had not acted unlawfully in having reduced the claimant's personal care budget from 1,651 to 950 per week. Accordingly, the claimant was unsuccessful in his appeal against the judge's decision dismissing his application for judicial review, as the judge had been entitled to make the findings he had on the risk that the claimant's existing team of personal assistants would no longer work for him, their rates and the claimant's social activities.

Practice Areas

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