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Alice Cullingworth

Alice Cullingworth


Alice qualified as a solicitor in 2014 and specialises in public law and human rights. She is strongly committed to promoting the interests and rights of under-represented groups.

Alice has particular expertise in health and social care law. She has represented many disabled children and adults in court proceedings to challenge decisions and policies by public bodies including legal challenges to respite / day centre closures, consultation challenges, cuts to public services, school transport policies, and cuts to special educational needs budgets.

Alice regularly acts for Claimants in judicial review claims in the High Court; past cases include a successful challenge to cuts by West Berkshire Council to funding for voluntary organisations providing short breaks for disabled children: R (DAT) v West Berkshire Council [2016] EWHC 1876.

She has also achieved many positive results for families without the need for court proceedings, including the reversal of Hampshire County Council’s post-16 education transport policy for disabled teens: www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-49290965

Alice has significant expertise in welfare cases in the Court of Protection, regarding a person’s mental capacity and/or best interests. She has had conduct of many urgent and complex cases, including concerning the continuance of artificial nutrition and hydration: ​PL v Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group & Anor [2017] EWCOP 22.

She is also an Accredited Legal Representative under the Law Society’s Mental Capacity (Welfare) Scheme.

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