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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 August 2018

In this month’s Case Law and Legal Summaries, Re Y is the Supreme Court’s decision on when judicial permissions must be sought for the removal of artificial nutrition and hydration; and Re RD (Deprivation or Restriction of Liberty) contains interesting remarks on the ‘complete supervision or control’ part of the test for a deprivation of liberty.

The News and Guidance section reports on new governmental guidance on learning disabilities and dementia, the Social Workers Regulations 2018, Family Court statistics for the first quarter of this year, and Sir James Munby’s final press conference.



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