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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HD (Capacity to Engage in Sexual Relations)


In HD Cobb J has grappled with the impact of the Court of Appeal’s decision in Re JB [2020] EWCA Civ 735, in which the Court of Appeal had made clear that the… Read more »

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A Local Authority v TA & Ors


Summary The contours of this difficult case were sketched out economically in the opening paragraphs of the judgment: This case concerns the health, welfare, and care of GA, an 87-year-old… 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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NB v MI


Summary In this case Mostyn J considered – and refused – an application for a declaration under the inherent jurisdiction that NB’s Pakistani marriage to her husband MI was not… Read more »

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AMDC v AG and CI (No. 2)


Summary These proceedings involve the development of a relationship between two care home residents. In light of the interim judgment, which we covered at [2020] EWCOP 58, the matter was… Read more »

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Griffith v P (By Her Litigation Friend the Official Solicitor)


The Court of Appeal has had little hesitation dismissing ([2020] EWCA Civ 1675) the appeal by Dahlia Griffith against her conviction and sentence of imprisonment for contempt, on which we reported… 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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University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust v TC & Ors


In this case, Cobb J was required to consider an urgent application for a best interests decision with respect to carrying out chemoradiotherapy and an endoscopic resection and/or tracheostomy (as… Read more »

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A Local Authority v GP (Capacity – Care, Support and Education)


In this case, HHJ Dodd helpfully turned the eye of Sauron onto three areas of capacity that have not previously been the subject of judicial consideration.   The court had to… Read more »

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