Mental Capacity Law Cases


I v D (by his litigation friend the Official Solicitor)


Summary In this case, his last reported decision, Senior Judge Lush was dealing with an application to dispense with service of an application to make a statutory will on a… Read more »

CategoryPractice and procedure - Other Date

M v Press Association


Summary This decision of Hayden J follows his judgment in M v Mrs N [2015] EWCOP 76.  To recap, Mrs N was profoundly impaired both physically and cognitively in consequence… Read more »

CategoryMedia - Court reporting Date

IN v Ukraine


Summary Mr IN brought criminal proceedings for libel after his employment record noted that he had been dismissed for theft. Following his numerous complaints to the town prosecutor’s office for… Read more »

CategoryArticle 5 ECHR - Damages, Article 5 ECHR - Deprivation of liberty Date

AN v Lithuania


Summary In the most recent in a long string of cases considering “incapacitation” proceedings in Eastern European countries, the ECtHR has drawn together a number of important threads as regards… Read more »

CategoryECtHR Date

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Miss G


Summary Miss G was in a permanently vegetative state as a result of a heart attack that caused irreversible hypoxic brain injury. She was being kept alive by means of… Read more »

CategoryMedia - Court reporting Date

Staffordshire CC v SRK & ors


Summary SRK acquired a brain injury following a road traffic accident, necessitating 24-hour care. The compensation funded the purchase of an adapted bungalow and his care regime. The effects of… Read more »

CategoryArticle 5 ECHR - Deprivation of liberty, Article 5 ECHR - DOLS authorisations, Deputies - Financial and property affairs, Deputies - Welfare matters Date

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v BF


Summary This case concerned an application by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (‘the NHS Trust’) in relation to BF, a 36 year old woman with a diagnosis of paranoid… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment Date

Re Daniel X


Summary Daniel X is the youngest (reported) person since Cheshire West to satisfy the nuanced acid test. He was 10 years old with severe autistic disorder and severe learning disability… Read more »

CategoryArticle 5 ECHR - Children and young persons, Article 5 ECHR - Deprivation of liberty, Article 5 ECHR - DOLS authorisations, Family (public law), Safeguarding Date

The Public Guardian v PM &SH


Summary In this case the Senior Judge was dealing with an application for the partial revocation of a property and affairs LPA and the revocation of a welfare LPA. P’s… Read more »

CategoryLasting Powers of Attorney - Revocation Date

Local Authority X v HI


Summary This case concerned a 15 year old boy (I) in care proceedings. He revealed certain sensitive information about himself to professionals. His strong wish was that the information should… Read more »

CategoryFamily (public law) Date

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