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[OTHER] Safeguards for the person’s Article 5 rights

See report chapter 12 and recommendations 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 and 35. Synopsis This section will cover the four key safeguards that must be delivered when a responsible body has authorised arrangements under the Liberty Protection Safeguards for a person. These are: revie

[PUBLICATIONS] Legal literacy in adult social care: Strategic Briefing (2016)

Strategic Briefings
Published: February 2016

Legal literacy is a key issue in social work and social care. Recent high profile court cases, especially focusing on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, highlight the importance of a sound knowledge of, and ability to critically reflect on, social care and the law. This brief

[PUBLICATIONS] Legal literacy: Practice Tool (2016)

Practice Tools and Guides
Published: October 2016

Legal literacy matters because the law determines how and when the state can intervene in the lives of individuals. It also serves as a valuable tool to support empowering, enabling and rights-focused social work and social care practice. This resource uses tools and exercises t

[OTHER] Case 1: RD & Ors (Duties and Powers of Relevant Person's Representatives and Section 39D IMCAS) (Rev 1) [2016] EWCOP 49

Link to Bailii (British and Irish Legal Information Institute): http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2016/49.htm Summary: 39 Essex Chambers Mental Capacity Law Newsletter December 2016 Summary: The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting Date: Hearing date: 4 August 2016 Case

[OTHER] Case 2: Briggs v Briggs & Ors [2016] EWCOP 48

Link to BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute): http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2016/48.html  Summary:  The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting Date: Hearing date: 24 November 2016 Case synopsis: This case is about legal aid in the context of DoLS. I

[OTHER] Case 5: Secretary of State for Justice v (Staffordshire County Council & Anor [2016] EWCA Civ 1317

Link to Bailii (British and Irish Legal Information Institute): http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2016/1317.html Date: Hearing date: 22 December 2016 Summary:  Local Government Lawyer Case synopsis: This heartening case explores the nature of ‘state involvement’ in

[OTHER] Case 2: RB v United Kingdom Application no. 6406/15 (European Court of Human rights (First Section)

https://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng#{"itemid":["001-177719"]} Date: 12 September 2017 Summary In this case, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) refused permission to bring an appeal against a deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) authorisation. The reason given was that D

[OTHER] Case 5: Re CA (Natural Delivery or Caesarean Section) [2016] EWCOP 51 (08 December 2016)

Link to BAILII (British and Irish Law Information Institute http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2016/51.html Summary:  Family Law Week Summary: 39 Essex Chambers Synopsis: CA is a young woman of 24, due to give birth shortly. She has been diagnosed as having a learning dis

[OTHER] News and guidance: Restrictions in intensive care settings – and elsewhere

As expected, the Ferreira case (discussed in the February 2017 issue) has been appealed in the Supreme Court. This was because this judgment appeared to fly in the face of the Cheshire West Supreme Court judgment, particularly in its apparent limitation of the universality of hum

[OTHER] Introduction: September 2017

In Case 1 and Case 2 of this month’s edition of Case Law and Legal Summaries, we feature the Court of Appeal judgments in two cases we’ve previously reviewed. Case 1 is an appeal against a decision about legal aid in the case of Raymond Briggs which we reported on here, a ma
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