Profile submitted by Kelvin Rutledge QC
Public law specialist working primarily in the area of local government including adult community care services, social housing, children’s services and powers and duties of local authorities. Has appeared in some of the most significant community care and housing cases in recent years. Has related expertise in human rights and EU law. Is also a highly experienced and knowledgeable property lawyer. Expertise also in local authority governance, finance, elections, land sales and leaseholders’ rights. Extensive advocacy experience including UK Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice. Notable cases include Slough v M (residential care, definition of care and attention); McDonald v RB Kensington & Chelsea (care assessments, resources, human rights and equality duties); Powell v Hounslow LBC (possession claims and human rights); Hotak v Southwark (definition of priority need); Maries v Merton LBC (local authority land development) and Menon v Herefordshire (misfeasance in public office).
Called 1989, Silk 2013, Visiting Fellow University of Essex.