Jenni Richards QC and Sian Davies Represent Families Celebrating After Victory In Fight To Keep Respite Centre For Disabled Children Open

Jenni Richards QC and Sian Davies Represent Families Celebrating After Victory In Fight To Keep Respite Centre For Disabled Children Open


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Jenni Richards QC and Sian Davies have been successful in keeping a respite centre open that cares for disabled children, just days before a High Court hearing was due to begin.

Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group has agreed to set aside its decision to withdraw funding from Nascot Lawn in Watford. It comes ahead of a planned judicial review on Tuesday when the High Court was due to decide whether health bosses acted illegally when they decided to withdraw the funding from the vital lifeline service.

Jenni and Sian were due to argue in the High Court that the CCG’s decision was unlawful because it had not consulted with affected families and that it had not understood its legal responsibilities under the National Health Services Act and the Equality Act.

Families who use Nascot Lawn were informed only in June that the £650,000 funding for respite services operated at the centre would cease, despite the CCG actually making the decision six months previously.

A petition to keep the centre open gained nearly 15,000 signatures and the issue was discussed in the House of Lords.

Jenni and Sian were instructed by Alex Rook of Irwin Mitchell.


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