BP v LB Harrow

BP v LB Harrow


Summary[1] This was a s.21A MCA 2005 application made on behalf of “P” who objected to being in a care home. He wanted to return to the family home, where… Read more »

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A City Council v LS, RE and KS (A Child)


Summary The issue in this case was whether the High Court had power under its inherent jurisdiction to authorise the deprivation of liberty of a 17-year-old who was at grave… Read more »

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Southend-on-Sea Borough Council v Meyers


Summary[1] This is the follow up to the permission decision of Baker LJ reported as Re BF, and represents the substantive hearing of the application before Hayden J for declarations… Read more »

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DM v Dorset County Council


Summary[1] This is a (relatively) rare decision about capacity to conduct proceedings.  It concerns an application for permission to appeal a determination of HHJ Dancey that a man, DM, lacked… Read more »

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A Local Authority v BF


Summary This case was an application for permission to appeal from an interim judgment of Hayden J concerning the difficult question of the nature and reach of the inherent jurisdiction… Read more »

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Whittaker v Hancock


The case provides clarification of the application of s.50 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985 (“the 1985 Act”) – the power of the High Court to substitute or remove… Read more »

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EXB v FDZ


Summary[1] In this personal injury case, Foskett J had to grapple with a question that has apparently never been considered (or, more likely, never been the subject of a reported… Read more »

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Re T (A Child)


The issue in this appeal was whether a lack of valid consent was a pre-requisite to the exercise of the inherent jurisdiction authorising the restriction of the liberty of a… Read more »

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LB Hounslow v A Father and A Mother


Summary The sound of toys leaving the judicial pram at high speed can be heard when reading the judgment in this decision on costs from DJ Eldergill, arising out of… Read more »

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Office of the Publican Guardian v Stalter


In this case, Williams J heard two applications to commit brought by the Public Guardian in relation to breaches of two transparency orders by publishing information about P’s identity and… Read more »

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