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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 March 2018

This months Case Law and Legal Summary feature three cases:

  • The first, CN v Poole Borough Council, involves a judicial determination of the scope of the duty of care owed in negligence by a local authority towards those that it places in housing.
  • In the second, DB v SSWP, the Upper Tribunal gives guidance on making applications for an appointee for social security benefits when there is a valid lasting or enduring power of attorney.
  • Finally, London Borough of Brent v NB shows that the wishes of a person without capacity must be treated carefully even when those wishes are believed to result from the influence of another person.

This month’s news and guidance features; the Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, a Safeguarding Adults Review of Mendip House in Somerset, the CQC’s ‘Monitoring the Mental Health Act’ report for 2016/17, the Judicial College’s new edition of the ‘Equal Treatment Bench Book’.



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