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Case Law and Legal Summaries: monthly overview and analysis of selected cases, highlighting implications and recommendations for practice.
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Link to BAILII: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2016/37.html
Summary: Court of Protection Hub
Dates: Hearing date: 11 November 2015. Judgement date: 6 July 2016
Case synopsis: Covert medication – what protections are there for the person receiving it?
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The intention here is to strengthen the rights of people who lack mental capacity in a situation where others are making decisions for or about them, or may contemplate doing so. There are also moves to ensure that the requirements of the Convention on the Rights of Per
See report chapter 12 and recommendations 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 and 35.
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:
This issue concentrates on the messages for practice about supporting relationships that have emerged from court cases, mainly within the Court of Protection. This is not a complete review of relevant cases, but focuses on those that have led to clear and helpful guidance, includ
Link to BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute
Summary: Mental Health Law
Date: 4 May 2010
Two similar cases were heard together; one involved a child (A) and the other an adult (C). They were
Link to BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute): www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2017/34.html
Summary: Family Law Week
Summary: Garden Court Chambers
Date (final hearing) 30 January 2017
There had been persistent concerns, by relatives, frien
Link to BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information institute) http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2015/1.html
Summary: 39 Essex Chambers
Date: 7 January 2015
A retired civil servant, aged 91, lived quietly with his cat in the home he had formerly shared with h
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