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Practice Areas

Community Care; Court of Protection; administrative and public law; social housing.

Career

Peggy is an experienced social welfare law practitioner, advising and representing local authorities in all aspects of social welfare undertaken by adult social services, children's services and housing departments.

Her public law work includes policy advisory work, strategic litigation and individual challenges regarding consultation, needs assessments/care plans, duties owed under sections 17 and 20 Children Act and the leaving care provisions, age assessments, disputes between local authorities as to responsibility and duties to those who are NRPF and have an irregular immigration status.

Her wider social welfare work includes inherent jurisdiction matters in the High Court, all aspects that fall under the Court of Protection, the inter-relation of social care and capacity with mental health law, section 117 disputes between CCGs and local authorities, safeguarding, ordinary residence disputes, the recovery of local authority charges for accommodation, matters around the interface with NHS/CHC as well as social housing (homelessness and landlord and tenant) with a particular focus on vulnerable tenants/applicants.

Professional Memberships

Court of Protection Practitioners Association.

Social Housing Law Association.

Personal

Peggy played water polo for Great Britain in 2013/14. She now coaches and does yoga instead.