University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust v K and Mrs W

University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust v K and Mrs W


In Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership v WA & Anor [2020] EWCOP 37, Hayden J had to consider the capacity of a young Palestinian man to make decisions about… 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 JB


Summary The Court of Appeal has made clear that we have been asking the wrong question in relation to sexual relations.   The issue arose in the context of proceedings concerning… 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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CS v FB


In this case, Mostyn J was confronted by what to do where it appeared that one of the parties to proceedings between parents concerning a child lacked capacity to conduct… 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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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Z


Summary In this case the court considered whether the implantation of an intrauterine device (‘IUD’) into a 22 year old woman against her wishes would be in her best interests. … Read more »

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A Clinical Commissioning Group v AF


Summary This case concerned AF, a man in his mid seventies who following a stroke in May 2016 was receiving Clinically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration (‘CANH’) via a PEG. The… Read more »

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