Our disabled young client lives at home, with his personal care provided and funded by the Local Authority. The Local Authority carried out a review of our client’s finances, and increased his payments for his continued care by £182 per month which left our client in financial difficulty.
The client lacked capacity to deal with his own finances and the family were unable to obtain clarification from the Local Authority.
GT Stewart were instructed to represent the client with Tracey Ling, Solicitor, issuing a judicial review pre-action protocol letter setting out the reasons why the Local Authority’s actions were unlawful.
The challenge of the decision by the Local Authority was successful and our client’s fees were recalculated. He now pays less than the amount he originally paid and he was reimbursed the additional care contributions taken from him by the Local Authority.