- Court of Protection and Mental Capacity
- Clinical negligence and personal injury
- Inquests and inquiries
- Discrimination and equality law
- Judicial review and public law
- Media and information law
- Extradition law
- Mental health
- Family Law
- Police misconduct
- Fraud Financial and Business Crime
- Prison law
- Health and community care law
- Regulatory and public procurement law
- Right to protest
- Human rights
- Serious and Complex Crime
- Animal Welfare law
Bindmans has a commitment stretching back over 30 years to using the law to promote social justice and protect the rights of disabled, unwell, vulnerable and older people.
Our community care and health services team is recognised for its expertise in this vital field, offering a comprehensive, sympathetic and high-quality service. If you, a relative or a person you are caring for - are not getting the services or care you are entitled to receive, or are being wrongly charged, we can offer expert help.
We can advise on what you are entitled to and ensure that mistakes made by local councils, primary care trusts and heath authorities are put right. We know that getting the right help from social services and the NHS is vital for many people to be able to lead lives which are as full and dignified as possible. Where appropriate, we will enforce rights in the courts, using judicial review and other legal remedies.
We are highly experienced at acting for older people, people with physical or learning disabilities, mental health problems, those with HIV and AIDS, and asylum-seekers. Besides acting for individuals, we advise charities and voluntary organisations on how to bring test cases or intervene in key litigation.
We have also acted in a number of group actions on behalf of elderly, frail and vulnerable people to oppose the closure of homes and day centres.
We can provide bespoke training on the relevant law to organisations’ staff and volunteers.
Bindmans’ community care and health services team includes Saimo Chahal, John Halford, Paul Ridge, Charlotte Haworth Hird, Sara Lomri and Gwendolen Morgan. We can also call on expertise from colleagues in other teams - for example, Discrimination and Human Rights - to ensure that clients have their rights comprehensively protected.
Access to information & records
Failure to carry out community care assessments
Failure to provide adequately for care needs following assessment
Withdrawal & reduction of community care services
Provision of services to people leaving hospital after accident/injury
Aftercare services following discharge from detention under Mental Health Act
Healthcare rationing & closure of residential homes, day centres & specialist clinics
Breaches of Human Rights Act because of delays in provision of services
Court of Protection work, including on behalf of the Official Solicitor
Deprivation of Liberties and Advance Directions