Wigan Council v M, C, P, GM, G, B and CC

Wigan Council v M, C, P, GM, G, B and CC


Summary This case concerns expert evidence in family proceedings in relation to (1) the capacity of a witness to give evidence and (2) the witness’s veracity.  As materially similar principles… Read more »

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YA v CNWL NHS Trust & Ors


Summary In a decision which is important not merely for practitioners before the First Tier Tribunal (Mental Health), but also for those acting for P (or protected parties) before the… Read more »

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Re M (Republic of Ireland) (Child’s Objections)(Joinder of Children as Parties to Appeal)


This case concerning the 1980 Child Abduction convention is of note for the discussion of the Court of Appeal as to the role of a litigation friend when acting for… Read more »

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LB Hillingdon v PS and NS


Summary The dispute in this case concerned whether it was in PS’s best interests to have no contact with a friend, M.  The local authority had become involved through its… Read more »

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Bradbury & Ors v Paterson & Ors


The application raised a novel point about what the Court should do when the Official Solicitor concludes that he can no longer continue to act as litigation friend for a… Read more »

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In the matter of DM


Sunderland City Council sought declaratory relief sanctioning a birth plan in respect of a vulnerable adult which contemplated: (i) interference with the mother/baby relationship following the birth which involved some… Read more »

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NHS Trust & Ors v FG


Summary In this judgment, Keehan J has given important and detailed guidance as to when and how applications should made where a treating Trust is concerned that pregnant woman lacks,… Read more »

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Re AB (Revocation of an enduring power of attorney)


Summary: In Re AB (Revocation of an enduring power of attorney), Senior Judge Lush was again confronted with delinquent attorneys, this time on an application made by the Public Guardian… Read more »

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R (ZYN) v Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council


Summary: In this judicial review application, Leggatt J was asked to decide whether the coming into force of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 had altered the way in which funds… Read more »

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Re MRJ (Reconsideration of an order)


Summary: This case considers Rule 89 of the Court of Protection Rules 2007 which provides that, where the court makes an order without a hearing, anyone who is affected by… Read more »

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