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Masterclass 6 IntermediateInformation
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SRA Competency B C
'Cate was fantastic - very knowledgeable and gave lots of good real-life examples which made the course very interesting.'
Jade Cobb, Freeths LLP (Birmingham, 4/12/19)


This practical and tactical masterclass is designed for professional deputy and private client law teams who have a working knowledge of the health and social care funding systems and want to know how to run successful public law challenges that make a difference for their clients.

Presented by leading expert Cate Searle, Cate will use a workshop based approach with case studies reflecting your everyday practice to enhance your confidence in public law principles, leaving you keen to rush back to the office and write your most dynamic challenge letter on ‘that case’ which has been causing you so much frustration.

The course notes will provide you with an incredibly detailed & helpful summary of all of the legislative and guidance background to quote from.

The full day interactive session will leave you equipped with everything you will ever need to know about paying for care.

What You Will Learn

This masterclass will cover all the tools you need to assist and represent your client in common and complex care funding matters including:

  • Challenging misleading information or unlawful decisions from Health or Social Services, including blanket policies
  • Top-up issues for care homes and care at home and arbitrary caps on funding for care packages
  • Disputes involving needs v preferences, discretionary decisions and top tips for the most effective challenge letter
  • Lawful Health and Social Services assessment processes, including safe hospital discharge
  • Deprivation allegations against your client or their family, including allegations of financial abuse, safeguarding and OPG investigations; and recovery action taken by Social Services
  • Challenging NHS CHC eligibility and commissioning decisions
  • Clients with PI settlements and CCG or Local Authority disputes as to their duty to fund care costs on the grounds of double recovery
  • Section 117 Mental Health Act 1983 after care funding
  • The distinction between a health need and a social care need
  • Disputes involving property disregards and joint beneficial ownership

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