A recent High Court decision considered when procedural errors in a disciplinary proceeding will require a hearing to be stayed. While the Court relied on accepted case law, it appears to have set a high standard for when a stay will be appropriate and has given considerable discretion to the tribunals.
R (Davey) v Oxfordshire County Council – to what extent should an individual's preferences for care be considered?
In a recent decision the Administrative Court has ruled on the extent to which a local authority must consider the preferences of a service user for how their care is provided when setting their personal budget. In what is thought to be one of the first cases on the wellbeing provisions of the Care Act 2014, Mr Justice Morris found that, while the Claimant's preferences had to be taken into account, these had to be distinguished from his needs for care.