C (Capacity to Access the Internet and Social Media)

C (Capacity to Access the Internet and Social Media)


Summary In a short judgment delivered in April 2020, but only appearing on Bailii in September 2021, HHJ Mark Rogers made two striking observations about capacity.   The first was specific… Read more »

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AMDC v AG & Anor


This decision serves as an important reminder of how demanding the process of assessing and reporting upon capacity is – or should be.   The case concerned a 68 year old woman,… Read more »

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King v The Wright Roofing Company Ltd


Summary  In this personal injury case, Kerr J had to decide whether the claimant had capacity to conduct the proceedings, and whether he had capacity to manage his property and… Read more »

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Re SB (Capacity Assessment)


Summary This case is the sequel to the decision [2020] EWCOP 32 that we reported previously, concerning a 30-year-old woman with moderate intellectual disability.   In May 2020, HHJ Richardson made… Read more »

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets v PB


Summary This decision deals with the thorny question of capacity in the context of alcohol dependence. The central issue was whether PB, a 52 year old man with a history… Read more »

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A Local Authority v RS


A Local Authority v RS [2020] EWCOP 29 concerned a man in his mid-20s with autism and mild learning disability. As a child he was exposed to domestic and alcohol… Read more »

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A Local Authority v AB and SB


In A Local Authority v AB and SB [2020] EWCOP 32, a 30-year-old woman with moderate intellectual disability spent most of the week living with her mother, AB, and the… Read more »

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A Local Authority v AW


Summary Characteristically, Cobb J delineated the issue to be decided in this case at the very outset: This judgment does not establish any great or new point of legal principle…. Read more »

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London Borough of Tower Hamlets v A & KF


Summary[1] This case was concerned with whether A – a 69 year old woman who had suffered a stroke and been diagnosed with Korsakoff’s dementia – had capacity to make… Read more »

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Sunderland City Council v AS and Others


Summary This case concerned the capacity of AS, a man on a Community Treatment Order pursuant to the Mental Health Act 1983. AS had a diagnosis of mild learning disability,… Read more »

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