The Court of Appeal hands down judgment R (oao Maguire) v HM Senior Coroner for Blackpool & Fylde [2020] EWCA Civ 738.

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The Court of Appeal hands down judgment R (oao Maguire) v HM Senior Coroner for Blackpool & Fylde [2020] EWCA Civ 738.


In a significant judgment for both inquest and mental capacity law, the Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment R (oao Maguire) v HM Senior Coroner for Blackpool &… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Nicola Kohn Date

Mental Capacity Report – May 2020


Welcome to the May 2020 Mental Capacity Report. Highlights this month include: (1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: the Court of Protection, COVID-19 and the rule… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Katherine Barnes Date

Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report – May 2020


In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: the Court of Protection, COVID-19 and the rule of law; best interests and dying at home; and capacity and silos (again)…. Read more »

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Katherine Barnes Date

Property and Affairs Report – May 2020


In the Property and Affairs Report: further guidance from the OPG in relation to COVID-19 and an unusual case about intestacy, minority and the Court of Protection. Click here to… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Katherine Barnes Date

Practice and Procedure Report – May 2020


In the Practice and Procedure Report: the Court of Protection adapting to Covid-19; remote hearings more generally; and injunctions and persons and unknown. Click here for the Practice and Procedure…. Read more »

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Katherine Barnes Date

Wider Context Report – May 2020


In the Wider Context Report: National Mental Capacity Forum news, and when can mental incapacity count as a ‘status’? Click here for the Wider Context Report For all of our… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Katherine Barnes Date

Mental Capacity Report: Scotland – May 2020


In the Scotland Report: further updates relating to the evolution of law and practice in response to Covid-19. We also note that 9 May 2020 was the 20th Anniversary of… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn Date

Rapid Response Guidance Note: Testing for Covid-19 and Mental Capacity


The Court of Protection team has been asked to advise on a number of occasions as to the legal position in relation to testing for COVID-19, especially as testing (a)… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Nicola Kohn Date

Mental Capacity Report – April 2020


Welcome to the April 2020 Mental Capacity Report. Highlights this month include: (1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: the DHSC emergency guidance on MCA and DoLS,… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Katherine Barnes Date

Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report – April 2020


In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: the DHSC emergency guidance on MCA and DoLS, the Court of Protection on contact and COVID-19, treatment escalation and best interests,… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Katherine Barnes Date

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