London Borough of X v MR, PD and AB

London Borough of X v MR, PD and AB


Summary MR was an 86-year-old gentleman with advanced dementia who, during the first Covid emergency in April 2020, was discharged from hospital to a secular nursing home where he remained… Read more »

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MM v A City Council


Summary The case related to a young man, ‘Michael’ or ‘MM.’ Michael had diagnoses of mild learning disabilities, dissocial personality disorder and had ongoing problems with using illicit substances. He… Read more »

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Re ZK (No.2)


Summary This case is the sequel to one reported upon earlier here, and contains some important observations in relation to assessment of capacity and the revisiting of best interests decisions.  … Read more »

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A Local Authority v TA & Ors


Summary The contours of this difficult case were sketched out economically in the opening paragraphs of the judgment: This case concerns the health, welfare, and care of GA, an 87-year-old… Read more »

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ZK (Landau-Kleffner Syndrome: Best Interests)


Summary In this case, the court considered the residence and contact arrangements for a 37 year old man, and the place within those decisions for his wishes and feelings. ZK… Read more »

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AA v GA and An NHS Clinical Commissioning Group


Summary In this case, HHJ Pemberton considered a s.21A challenge to a standard authorisation of GA’s deprivation of liberty at ‘Placement A’. AA is GA’s mother, and GA’s care was… Read more »

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Cornwall Council v NP and BKP


Summary These reconstituted s.21A MCA proceedings concerned a 69-year-old man who, married for 35 years, collapsed in the marital home and was hospitalised with diagnoses of neurological sequelae of herpesviral… Read more »

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VE v AO & Ors


Summary In this case, Lieven J was asked to determine whether it was in the best interests of a terminally ill woman to leave the care home where she was… Read more »

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Harrow Clinical Commissioning Group v IPJ & Ors


In Harrow Clinical Commissioning Group v IPJ & Ors [2018] EWCOP 44, SJ Hilder considered a classic situation of “only one option” in relation to a young man of 24,… Read more »

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LB Hackney v SJF


Summary This case concerned the care and residence of a 56 year old woman with significant physical health problems as well as schizophrenia and a learning disability.  She had lived… Read more »

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