Finding a local lawyer
If you want to use the complaints process – for a precedent complaints letter – click here.
If you need legal advice it is best to rely on personal recommendations in this field – but details of all the firms who have a legal aid contract can be found at legaladviserfinder.justice.gov.uk (then enter your address / postcode and click the box ‘Categories of law’ and then chose the one of most relevance).
A (dated) list of Lawyers working in this field is also provided at the end of a 2012 paper written by Steve Broach and Kate Whittaker Using the Law to Fight Cuts to Disabled People’s Services.
In reality it is often quickest to Google “community care” + “solicitors” and then add the name of the town / area where this support would ideally be found. In addition however:
- Cerebra has a guide concerning Finding and Assessing Sources of Legal Help: A Guide for Parents.
- The Challenging Behaviour Foundation has an advice note concerning legal support which can be accessed by clicking here; and
- The Law Society has a ‘Find a Solicitor’ on-line facility which can be accessed clicking here.