Sinclairslaw wins Court of Appeal case which ordered Local Authority to compensate for non-inclusion of education costs in Care Act 2014 personal budget.

Senior Associate Solicitor Helen Gill, along with Counsel David Wolfe QC of Matrix Chambers and David Lawson of Serjeants’ Inn, acted for the claimant CP in this case, in which the Court of Appeal ordered North East Lincolnshire Council to compensate our client. The fact that  the council’s Care Act 2014 personal budget did not include the cost of attendance at an agreed educational placement was a “clear breach” of that Act and of statutory guidance, which she could challenge by judicial review despite an FTT appeal relating to overlapping issues in her Children and Families Act 2014 Education, Health and Care Plan.

This is a ground-breaking case which is likely to have an impact on other cases in the future, and we are proud to have acted in this case.

The full judgment in R (CP) v North East Lincolnshire Council [2019] EWCA Civ 1614 can be found here.

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