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Cornerstone Barristers

Community Care

4 ranked barristersBand 2London (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table
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Cornerstone Barristers is noted for its expert handling of a wide range of social care and health matters, and offers representation to healthcare providers, local authorities and hospitals, as well as individuals and families. The set's tenants are regularly instructed in highly sensitive judicial review challenges relating to the care of both adults and children, and age assessment disputes concerning young asylum seekers. Owing to the set's recognised expertise in local government law, the team is also frequently called on to advise local authorities on strategic matters involving budgets.

Client service:

Elliot Langdorf is the senior clerk.

Strengths:

Jennifer Oscroft
Has a broad practice covering all manner of relevant cases, generally acting for local authorities. She has experience handling disputes over local authority age assessments of young asylum seekers.
"She is a clear advocate and will fight her client's case to get the best outcome. Very sensible and a safe pair of hands."

Strengths:

Kelvin Rutledge QC
Leading silk with a broad community care practice, who is most active representing local authorities. He has appeared at the highest levels of the judicial system including at the Supreme Court and House of Lords.
"Extremely knowledgeable and very thorough."
Recent work: Instructed in LB Waltham Forest v LB Redbridge, a claim for the repayment of historic care fees.

Strengths:

Lee Parkhill
Handles community care matters as part of his broad public law practice. He acts for both claimants and defendants in disputes over care provision arrangements and decisions.
"Very calm and collected and obviously knows his stuff. He is admirable and confident." "A thoughtful and considerate barrister." "He is approachable and a pleasant to work with - he's cooperative and very solution-oriented."
Recent work: Instructed in a judicial review challenging a Care Act assessment of a man with a hoarding disorder.

Strengths:

Peggy Etiebet
Regularly acts for local authorities in a wide range of community care cases including those that concern the Children Act 1989, the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Care Act 2014. She is noted as a good choice for cases involving immigration and asylum issues.
"She is approachable and really knows her stuff. A safe pair of hands." "She is measured and fair."

Community Care Department

Cornerstone Barristers

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Department location

2-3 Gray's Inn Square

Gray's Inn

London

Greater London

UK

WC1R 5JH

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Community Care


Kelvin Rutledge QC
Band 2

Juniors

London (Bar)

Community Care


Jennifer Oscroft
Band 3
Lee Parkhill
Band 3
Peggy Etiebet
Band 3