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Community Care

"An entrepreneurial set", Outer Temple Chambers is "more cutting edge and innovative than many of its competitors", and is singled out for its "extremely helpful" clerks.

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More information?

Please contact Dave Scothern (+44 (0)20 7427 4960).

Our experienced clerks will be pleased to provide you with more details of our expertise in this area.


The community care team at Outer Temple Chambers represents individuals, local and central government and health bodies, with particular expertise in cases involving the rights of those with learning disabilities, those who are mentally ill, disabled, and the rights of children and young adults in the provision of community care and healthcare services.

Community Care Barristers

Our community care barristers undertake both advisory and litigation work across this area of practice, including; judicial review, the rights and obligations of local authorities to children, parents and carers, the interrelationship between social services and health authorities, continuing NHS  healthcare funding, ordinary residence disputes, mental health aftercare, procurement advice in social care and healthcare, persons without immigration status and public sector equality duties.

The team has recently been appointed to the panel of chambers for Adult Social Care work by the London Boroughs Legal Alliance. Members are also frequently instructed by the Official Solicitor and solicitors firms acting for NHS Trusts.

We marry strong intellectual qualities to sound technical skills. Our reputation for good judgement and client handling skills is backed up by an efficient and responsive clerking team.

Our Community Care Barristers

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