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Community Care for Older People: Rights, Remedies and Finances by Margaret Richards

1 September 1996


Community Care for Older People: Rights, Remedies and Finances

Margaret Richards' volume on Community Care has been long awaited and is much welcome for its overview of the current situation in this complex and developing area of law. She has had the unenviable task of writing at a time when significant cases were before the Courts which are likely to have far reaching consequences for the professional adviser and client alike. In this handbook the busy practitioner will find not only a statement of the basic and necessarily complex policy issues in this field of law but also an insight into how the system works in practice. To those practitioners who do not have a background or expertise in Public law this is valuable. By its very nature Community Care law is a very difficult field to work in and the clear textual exanplanations and worked examples showing the inter-relationships between the Social Services Departments and the National Health Service throw light upon...

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