Experts in Resolving Your Health and Social Care Funding Disputes
Blake Morgan is an expert Health and Social Care funding disputes law firm with offices nationwide.
Our healthcare team provides expert advice to health authorities, local authorities and individuals on all forms of health and social care funding disputes. Our expert lawyers specialise in both English and Welsh health and social care law, guidance, policy and procedure. We advise on the commissioning of continuing health care and other long term packages of care, ordinary residence disputes, eligibility for funding, private contributions to social care packages, and the arbitration of such disputes.
Main Areas Of Practice
Our specialists are highly experienced in dealing with health and social care disputes for public and private clients, including:
Disputes between health authorities
Our healthcare experts advise on disputes on commissioning responsibilities arising from long term packages of care, continuing health care and mental health. We assist both public and private healthcare providers.
Disputes between local authorities
Our specialist legal team provides advice and analysis on issues of ordinary residence, the funding of long term packages of care and the interface between health and social care funding.
Disputes between health and local authorities
With our familiarity with both health and local authority commissioning responsibilities, and the division between health and social care, we have the expertise to advise on disputes across the health and social care divide.
Our healthcare lawyers are experts in both English and Welsh health and social care law, and in the various cross-border funding protocols and residency criteria.
Individual health and social care funding
Our specialist lawyers assist individuals in challenging health and social care funding decisions and provide advice on the extent to which local authorities can seek a contribution to social care costs.
Our expert lawyers support commissioning decision makers in determining where commissioning responsibilities lie, and in the drafting of formal decisions.
We work with a range of clients across the sector – both organisations and individuals.
Advising on the arbitration of a commissioning dispute concerning a long term, complex package of care, involving several CCGs, including drafting the decision letter issued to conclude the arbitration.
Advising a Welsh Local Health Board on where commissioning responsibility lay in a matter where eligibility for continuing health care had been determined retrospectively. The provision of advice required the analysis of historical guidance on commissioning and continuing health care.
Providing advice to the recipient of a personal injury trust as to the income and capital payments that a local authority can or cannot take into account when assessing whether a contribution to the cost of care can be sought.
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