Case Law and Legal Summaries
Case Law and Legal Summaries: monthly overview and analysis of selected cases, highlighting implications and recommendations for practice.
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This Case Law and Legal Summary covers two cases. Lovett v Health and Care Professions Council concerns professional misconduct and the failure to disclose information, and PW v Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust concerns an appeal against the decision of a Court of Protection judge that it would be in the best interests of an elderly man with dementia to withdraw his nasogastric tube.
In News and Guidance; the Mental Capacity Forum’s 2017 Annual Report has been published, Court of Protection Regional Hubs will soon issue their own section 16 and 21A applications, two Local Government Ombudsman decisions on implementing the Care Act 2014, and the All-Party Parliamentary Group call for evidence on dementia and disability.