Azrah Ahmed

I am a trainee solicitor. I primarily support other solicitors, working within a team for six months at a time. I gain valuable experience working within a range of different teams at Moore Barlow, supporting them in providing the high level of service that our clients have come to expect. Whether working directly with clients […]

Moore Barlow proud to launch Major Trauma Group

New national service will assist people affected by major trauma and raise awareness of issues faced by patients NHS funding for major trauma centres and rehabilitation at an all time low during Covid-19 London based law firm, Moore Barlow, is proud to announce the launch of a new national service to assist people affected by […]

Moore Barlow spotlights hidden Covid-19 victims on ITV London news

Moore Barlow Partner and Head of Major Trauma Service, Trevor Sterling, along with clients, Hannah and Mostafiz McWann, have told ITV London News about the impact Covid-19 has had on people with serious brain injuries and others living with “hidden” conditions. Moore Barlow has supported Hannah Mcwann and her family since December 2017. Hannah suffered […]

What is Judicial Review?

Judicial Review is a process that allows individuals or organisations to challenge the lawfulness of policies, decisions or actions made by a public body or those exercising a public function. This is how you can challenge decisions, the grounds for challenge and the remedies available to individuals. Examples of bodies that can be judicially reviewed: […]

Mental Health – section 117 aftercare

If you have been sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983 then you may be entitled to free aftercare when you leave hospital. This blog explains what section 117 aftercare is, who is entitled to it, how long it lasts and what to do if it is not provided. Who is entitled to free aftercare? […]

Caring for farmers with dementia

It is generally accepted that the health and social care sector is facing some of its greatest challenges to date. People are living longer; there has been an increase in the number of people suffering from diseases such as dementia; and there is a general lack of funding for community services. The impact on society […]

Antonia Roberts

Court of Protection I am an experienced Paralegal in the community care and public law team. I work alongside the personal injury and medical negligence team providing advice and assistance in relation to use of Attorneys and Deputies. We help the most vulnerable in our society – the elderly, disabled and children. I advise potential […]

Nicholas Endean

Mental capacity NHS continuing care applications and appeals Care Act 2014 Best interest decisions and meetings Court of protection I specialise in community care and mental capacity matters. I advise clients on all aspects of community care and best interest decisions. I act for a variety of clients in securing the right package of care […]

Mea North

I am a solicitor in the community care and public law team. We help the most vulnerable in our society – the elderly, disabled and children. My clients often need support in accessing and understanding NHS and social care services to ensure they have all the support and assistance necessary either at home or in […]

Funding care for farmers

For anyone requiring long-term care the impact on family can be devastating, but for farmers it can affect their business as well as their home life – and often the two are intertwined. The financial implications of a farmer unable to work the land, or a family carer having to run the farming business at […]

The importance of NHS Continuing Healthcare for Financial Advisers

The FTAdviser reports this week on the risk of litigation if a financial adviser has failed to consider all of the possible options for funding an individual’s care fees, including NHS Continuing Healthcare. Care fees can be expensive, particularly where an individual requires more complex interventions, or an intense level of support. Where they have […]

Impact of Annual Reviews on Care Provision

If you receive a financial contribution towards your care fees, either as a result of NHS Continuing Healthcare funding, or as a result of a financial assessment undertaken by the Local Authority, your needs should be assessed regularly. While legislation governing the assessment process and entitlement to these types of funding differs, the basic principle […]

Hospital discharge

When you leave hospital, it is imperative that arrangements are in place to ensure that you are medically fit for discharge and have adequate support in place. This factsheet explains what to expect when you are discharged from hospital as well as your entitlement to an assessment and continuing care and support.

Community care newsletter – edition one

We are delighted to introduce our new quarterly e-newsletter aimed at professionals in the health and social care sector. We hope to tackle issues that affect individuals who are in receipt of care and support from the NHS or Local Authority and help you, as professionals in this field, to add value to the individuals […]

Best interests and mental capacity

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) is a defining piece of legislation designed to protect and empower vulnerable people who lack capacity to make their own decisions. The Act and Code of Practice should be followed at all times to ensure that vulnerable people are supported as far as possible when making decisions in their […]

Beware of annual reviews

Anyone who receives a financial contribution towards their care fees, either as a result of NHS Continuing Healthcare funding, or as a result of a financial assessment undertaken by the Local Authority, ought to have their needs assessed regularly. While legislation governing the assessment process and entitlement to these types of funding differs, the basic […]

Hospital discharge for children

When your child leaves hospital it is imperative that arrangements are in place to ensure that he or she is medically fit for discharge and you have adequate support. This factsheet explains what to expect when your child is discharged from hospital, their entitlement to an assessment as well as continuing care and support.

NHS Continuing Healthcare

Individuals with a primary health need are entitled to fully funded care from the NHS. This factsheet explains NHS Continuing Healthcare, how to apply if you think you or a family member might be eligible, the assessment process and what to do if you disagree with the decision reached.

Mental Health, section 117 aftercare

If you have been sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983 then you may be entitled to free aftercare when you leave hospital. This factsheet explains what section 117 aftercare is, who is entitled to it, how long it lasts and what to do if it is not provided.

Personal health budgets – children

Since 1 April 2014, if an individual is eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare, they have the right to a Personal Health Budget from the NHS to meet their assessed needs.

NHS Continuing Healthcare for children and young people

This factsheet is designed to explain what NHS continuing care is and how to apply for it if you think you or a family member under the age of 18 might be eligible. It also covers the assessment process and what to do if you disagree with the decision reached.

Decision making for other people

Nobody has an automatic right to make decisions on someone else’s behalf, even if they are married or in a civil partnership with them. This factsheet explains how a person can give someone authority to provide that support.

Adult safeguarding

Sadly, in our society there are many vulnerable people who have a need for care and support who may be experiencing, or are at risk of abuse or neglect. This factsheet is designed to explain the role of social care in supporting vulnerable adults and protecting them against the risk of abuse or neglect.

Paying for residential care

If you or a loved one requires residential care, the first question often asked is “who will pay?” Paying for care can be complex often requiring professional advice and support.

Judicial Review

Judicial Review is a process that allows individuals or organisations to challenge the lawfulness of policies, decisions or actions made by a public body or those exercising a public function.

Personal health budgets

Since 1 April 2014, if an individual is eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare, they have the right to a personal health budget from the NHS to meet their assessed needs. This factsheet explains personal health budgets, what they are, how they work and how they can be managed.

Court of protection

The court of protection acts to protect your interests if you are unable to make informed decisions due to injury or medical conditions. Hear Damian Horan explain how the court of protection can help manage your interests if you are unable to.