Community care

1MCB Chambers’ community care team provides dedicated and high-quality advice and representation in the key areas of local authorities’ duties under the Care Act 2014 and Children Act 1989, as well as welfare benefit provision, mental capacity, prisons, mental health, equality and education law.

Many of our community care barristers draw on their work in the immigration, housing and public law fields, and the team’s practice is rooted in 1MCB’s history and ethos of representing all sectors of the community. Chambers has significant expertise in the complex eligibility regulations, issues relating to asylum and ‘no recourse to public funds’, and provision of accommodation through homelessness and migration legislation.

That dedication and breadth of expertise means that the team is well-placed to ensure that vulnerable people are represented with skill and sensitivity, and with a tactical appreciation of  the other legal and practical problems that community care clients often face.

Many of our members are available for urgent and out-of-hours judicial reviews.