Re W (A Child)

Re W (A Child)


Summary This case, in public law proceedings concerning a disabled 12 year old boy, is nevertheless of interest to Court of Protection practitioners as it concerns the familiar situation in… Read more »

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Bell & Anor v The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust


Summary[1] In Bell & Anor v The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWCA Civ 1363, the Court of Appeal roundly upheld the appeal of the Tavistock and Portman… Read more »

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A Local Authority v M, F, A and B


These family proceedings considered whether two young children should be placed in long-term foster care or for adoption. But we cover it because useful lessons were identified which can be… Read more »

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Re K (Forced Marriage: Passport Order)


This judgment is the first consideration by the Court of Appeal of Forced Marriage Protection Orders (FMPOs) made under s.63A Family Law Act 1996.  The issues that arose were whether… Read more »

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Barts NHS Foundation Trust v Begum and Raqeeb, and Raqeeb (by her children’s guardian)


Summary[1] This is the costs decision in the case concerning the medical treatment and best interests of Tafida Raqeeb, a five year old girl (‘Tafida’). We reported on the substantive… Read more »

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Barts NHS Foundation Trust v Begum and Raqeeb, and Raqeeb (by her children’s guardian)


Summary This case concerned an application by the NHS Trust to terminate the appointment of Tafida Raqeeb’s litigation friend days before the final hearing of the judicial review proceedings ([2019]… Read more »

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Mr & Mrs Z v Kent County Council


Summary This case concerned a wide range of issues in the context of family proceedings which had gone badly wrong, of which for present purposes the most relevant is the issue… Read more »

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Al-Jeffery v Al-Jeffery


Summary In this case, Holman J confirmed for the first time that the High Court can exercise its inherent protective jurisdiction over a vulnerable British adult on the basis of… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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