Re AB (A Child: human rights)

Re AB (A Child: human rights)

Summary AB was 13 and a special guardianship order was made in favour of his paternal grandmother as his parents were unable to care for him. He was diagnosed with… Read more »

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AB and XS (P, by her litigation friend the Official Solicitor)

Summary This case concerned XS – a 76 year old UK-Lebanese dual national – then resident  in Lebanon.  The applicant was her cousin AB, who wished XS to return to… Read more »

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Leicester City Council v MPZ

Summary This case concerns the capacity/vulnerability interface between the MCA and the inherent jurisdiction and, crucially, the role of belief when determining capacity. Mary was 31 years old and was… Read more »

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Wakefield MDC and Wakefield CCG v DN and MN

Summary[1] DN was a 25 year old man described as having a severe form of autism, a general anxiety disorder and traits of emotionally unstable personality disorder.  He was ‘not… Read more »

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Redcar and Cleveland BC v PR and others

Summary[1] In this case, Cobb J was concerned with a 32 year old woman who had recently been affected by mental health problems which had resulted in admission to hospital… Read more »

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Summary This interesting decision from last year which recently appeared on Bailii is the first reported decision where consideration has been given to questions of capacity in the context of… Read more »

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RB Greenwich v CDM

Summary This case concerned a 63 year old woman with a diagnosis of personality disorder and poorly controlled diabetes.[1]            While there was a dispute between the applicant local authority and… Read more »

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Northumberland County Council v MD, FD and RD

Summary The issue in this case was whether RD was deprived of her liberty for the purposes of Article 5. RD was 14½ years old and accommodated in a residential… Read more »

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