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[OTHER] Case 8: A Local Authority vs X [2016] EWCOP 44

Link to BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute): http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2016/44.html Summary: Bevan Brittan Summary and comment: The Small Places Dates: Judgement date: 25 October 2016 Case synopsis: If care is so expensive that the local autho

[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 6: X (No: 2. Declaration that X has capacity) [2016] EWCOP 50 (21 November 2016)

Link to Bailii (British and Irish Legal Information Institute): http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2016/50.html  Date: Hearing date 21 November 2016 Summary: Family Law Week Case synopsis: This update to a case reported in our November update shows that decisions about cap

[OTHER] Introduction: June 2017

This month we consider five widely different cases, all of which have profound implications for social work practice. In Case one, we look at the application for Judicial Review brought by four English local authorities on behalf of their peers, challenging the refusal of Govern

[OTHER] Case 1: Liverpool City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, LB of Richmond upon Thames and Shropshire Council v SSH [2017] EWHC 986 (Admin) (High Court (Administrative Court))

Link to BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute):  http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2017/986.html Summary: Local Government Lawyer Date: hearing: 15 and 16 March 2017; published 02 May 2017 Case synopsis In this Judicial Review case, four local authori

[OTHER] 2017

Case Law and Legal Summaries December 2017 This month’s cases consider the following cases: Case 1 - the High Court decided that it is lawful to stop giving clinically assisted nutrition and hydration provided there is complete agreement among professionals and relatives th

[OTHER] News and Guidance: Report by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman

A disabled man had to spend his final months of life in bed because a local authority failed to provide him with the special chair he needed, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. The Ombudsman’s investigation revealed that, despite two occupational therap

[OTHER] Case Law and Legal Summaries

Case Law and Legal Summaries: monthly overview and analysis of selected cases, highlighting implications and recommendations for practice. You need to be a member of RiPfA to access full Case Law Summaries, have a website account and be logged in – if you don’t have an acc

[OTHER] Case 1: R (Tinsley) v Manchester City Council [2017] EWCA Civ 1704

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2017/1704.html Date: 1st November 2017 Synopsis: At issue in the case was whether a Local Authority was required to provide aftercare services under s.117 Mental Health Act 1983 to a claimant whose mental health condition was inflicted b

[OTHER] Case 2: DB (as executor of the estate of OE) v SSWP and Birmingham CC [2018] UKUT 46 (AAC)

http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKUT/AAC/2018/46.html Date: 4th February 2018 Synopsis: If the holder of a LPA or EPA that extends to welfare benefits matters opposes making someone else an appointee for social security benefits, then it will be difficult to justify making that
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