“He is prolific and I have respect for him, I see a lot of his statements of facts and grounds.”
Chambers & Partners 2018
Lee Parkhill has a broad public law practice, he has particular expertise in local government, social care, healthcare and education.
Lee advises and represents both claimants and defendants in judicial review proceedings.
He is regularly instructed by local authorities, but is also instructed by claimants in challenges to the re-organisation of public services, disputes as to the provision of care and challenges to the decisions of ombudsmen and regulators.
Lee has extensive knowledge of community care law having advised on topics including assessment and care planning duties, eligibility thresholds, the provision of healthcare services and the eligibility of persons subject to immigration control.
He often advises local authorities on their community care functions and acts both for and against local authorities in judicial review proceedings relating to community care. Lee’s work in this field is complimented by his knowledge of healthcare law and his experience advising NHS organisations.
Lee regularly appears in the Court of Protection. The majority of his work is in welfare cases and applications challenging authorisations under the DOLS regime. Lee represented five local authorities in Re NRA & Ors  EWCOP 59, where Charles J considered the process for authorising a deprivation of liberty.
He also undertakes cases relating to deputyship and attorneys. Cases include Re EU  EWCOP 21 (Fam), appointment of deputy, and Re MRJ  EWCOP B15, suspension of a lasting power of attorney.
Lee appears in other welfare proceedings relating to adults including applications for forced marriage protection orders and has appeared in proceedings within the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction to protect vulnerable adults.
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