The case had been listed for a final hearing to determine the best interests of S. The family of S were keen to resolve the issues surrounding her consciousness. Victoria Butler-Cole… Read more »
The High Court has considered whether Article 5 is engaged in relation to incapacitated patients in hospital, and the relationship between deprivation of liberty and state detention under the Coroners… Read more »
A case in which the court considered the lawfulness of a decision regarding the placement of the applicant was taken after a flawed consultation in circumstances where the local authority were entitled to terminate the applicant’s placement on the basis of cost.
On the findings of fact made by a first instance Judge in a case concerning the rape of a child with a learning disability by her father
The task to be undertaken by the court at a without notice hearing involving vulnerable adults was to evaluate as best it could the degree of urgency, the risks of intervening by way of making an order and the risks of not intervening at that stage.
Test of capacity and approach to be taken to conflicting expert evidence
A case in which the Court considered the application of the Code of Practice to the Mental Health Act 1983 to the seclusion of incapacitated teenagers in schools.
A case in which the Court considered whether P had the capacity to make a range of decisions for himself.
Application raising 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 protected party… Read more »