R (Cornwall County Council) v Secretary of State for Health and Wiltshire, South Gloucestershire and Somerset Council’s

(2015) UKSC 46

Barrister: David Fletcher
Area of Law: Administrative Law 
Summary: This landmark ruling by the Supreme Court gives important guidance to local authorities responsible for care for the disabled as to the allocation of financial responsibility where disabled persons lacking mental capacity are placed out of county, and as to the proper interpretation of ‘ordinary residence’. David acted for Somerset Council, whose interpretation of ‘ordinary residence’ was accepted by the Supreme Court.

For a more detailed discussion about this case: Landmark ruling on funding for the disabled