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Social Care

The Legal Social Care Team offers high quality legal advice and representation in all areas of Education, Health and Social Care work. Our specialist advisors have a wealth of experience to assist in matters ranging from public or private law children’s matters, to mental health and community care, to schools admissions appeals and statement of educational needs disputes.

Our experienced team represent our clients in the Magistrates, County and High Court as well as in the Court of Protection and tribunals.

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Our advice is always thorough and professional and we work closely with our clients to maintain an effective working relationship in order to achieve an outcome that reflects their instructions and needs. Our team prides themselves in being knowledgeable, approachable and efficient. The 2016 Ofsted report in respect of Cornwall Council’s Children’s Services referred to the team as a supportive and ‘skilled legal service’.

The team is made up of the following legal staff:

  • Legal Team Manager - Jessica Shaughnessy
  • 1 Adult Senior Lawyer
  • 2 Children's Senior Lawyers
  • 2 Adult Lawyers
  • 4 Children's Lawyers
  • 1 Children's Senior Legal Assistant
  • 2 Adult Legal Assistants
  • 3 Children's Legal Assistants

The team is supported by 4 Legal Professional Support.