Birmingham CC v SR; Lancashire CC v JTA

Birmingham CC v SR; Lancashire CC v JTA


Summary Two local authorities made streamlined Re X applications on COPDOL11 forms to authorise the deprivation of liberty of two individuals who were either about to be (SR), or had… Read more »

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A Health and Social Care Trust v X et al


Summary Mr X had died by the time of this judgment, but the decision is likely to affect hundreds of individuals in Northern Ireland in similar circumstances.  The case concerned… Read more »

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CB v Medway Council & Anor


Summary This unusual appeal against dismissal of a s.21A application clarifies the (very limited) circumstances under which it could ever been appropriate to dismiss such applications on a summary basis…. Read more »

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DR v Lithuania


Summary A lady in her 60s was ordered by a court to be subject to a psychiatric assessment to consider her criminal responsibility for an alleged offence. She was taken… Read more »

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RB v United Kingdom


Summary[1] When he was 31, RB experienced a significant head injury, including frontal lobe damage, which resulted in an organic personality change and physical disabilities. He was discharged from hospital… Read more »

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Director of Legal Aid Casework et al v Briggs


Summary The Court of Appeal has overturned the decision of Charles J that he could, within the scope of MCA s.21A proceedings (and hence non-means-tested legal aid), consider whether life-sustaining treatment should… Read more »

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Liverpool City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, LB of Richmond upon Thames and Shropshire Council v SSH


Summary This case was brought by four local authorities challenging what they described as the Government’s “ongoing failure to provide full, or even adequate, funding for local authorities in England… Read more »

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Re: W


Summary This recently published judgment from 2016 considers who is responsible for monitoring standard authorisation conditions. Managing authorities must comply with them, but who guards the guards? In the absence… Read more »

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Secretary of State for Justice v MM; Welsh Ministers v PJ


Summary This long-awaited decision considers the fall-out of Cheshire West in relation to conditional discharges (‘MM’) and community treatment orders (‘PJ’) under the Mental Health Act 1983. The appeals proceeded… Read more »

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Briggs v Briggs


Summary   In this case, Charles J had to decide whether it was possible for the question of whether it is a person’s best interests to continue to be given… Read more »

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