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Health & social care

Leigh Day’s human rights team act in a wide variety of cases concerning health and social care, from acting for individuals trying to secure services and treatment to meet their needs to representing campaign groups challenging closures of local services.

At some point in our lives the vast majority of us will require health and/or social care either in a hospital, a care home or in the community.  From the Care Act to the Human Rights Act, there is a whole raft of legislation governing how these services should be delivered and when the NHS is required to pay for them. 

We have an expert team of public law and private law lawyers who have successfully helped clients access the services they need and bring compensation claims for substandard care. We have expertise in mental health, community care and patients’ rights and teams specialising also in prisoner and immigration detainee healthcare.

The team has been involved in many high profile cases, including the Mid-Staffordshire scandal, groundbreaking assisted dying cases and the Tracey case concerning the use of do not resuscitate orders.

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