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Case Law and Legal Summaries

Case Law summaries

Case Law and Legal Summaries: monthly overview and analysis of selected cases, highlighting implications and recommendations for practice.

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Case Law and Legal Summaries October 2018

There are three cases in this month’s Case Law and Legal Summaries. Re SH and LB Enfield v Matrix Deputies both clarify the law pertaining to professional deputies, especially those that do not work for a local authority. LB Hounslow v A Father illustrates how the fear of legal costs can aggravate a dispute and shows the hard line that the Court of Protection can take in such cases.

The News and Guidance section reports on the publication of a Local Government Association Guide to ordinary residence and the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman’s annual review of complaints. It also contains two Ombudsman reports in which fault was found: one for unjustified delays in safeguarding investigations and one for a failure to pay sufficient attention to a person’s needs when reducing the level of care provided to them.




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