Webinar – Appealing NHS CHC funding decisions


SFE webinar series 2017 – webinar 5

Recorded 29 June 2017 

Speaker: Cate Searle

Venue: online

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Course content:

A practical approach:

  • What to do? – Process, merits and tactics
  • Time limits
  • Who should we use to help?
  • Grounds for appeal
  • Differences in England & Wales
  • Relevant case law
  • Redress – what should the NHS pay after a successful appeal?

About the speaker

 Cate Searle is an experienced community care solicitor with a background in health & social care work and a degree in Developmental Psychology.  Cate has many years’ experience of representing clients who have disabilities, mental health problems or caring responsibilities across a range of legal issues.  Since co-founding her own law firm with Fiona Martin in 2004, Cate has built upon her expertise in community care law and is regarded nationally as an expert in such matters. Cate leads a community care team of seven people who in addition to undertaking case work for clients and their families, also offer case work support to professional Deputies and Attorneys and private client solicitors. In October 2016, Martin Searle Solicitors’ won the Law Society Excellence Award for Excellence in Business Development for their Service for Professional Deputies.  Cate’s specialisms include: Court of Protection litigation on Health & Welfare and Property & Finance; Mental capacity law, including Lasting Powers of Attorney and best interest decisions; safeguarding adults at risk; Funding disputes with Social Services (including financial assessments and deprivation of capital); Planning and paying for care.