Care fees case to go to judicial review

A man who was refused council funding for residential care after
“gifting” his home to his son has won the right to launch a
landmark high court challenge against the council’s decision.

Mr Justice Jackson ruled at a hearing last week that Christopher
Beeson’s complaint that the council had denied him his right to a
fair hearing under the Human Rights Act 1998 was “arguable”,
opening the way for a full judicial review.

The case could have major implications for retired people who
either have to sell their homes to cover the cost of their care or
allow councils to sell the houses after their death.

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