Miklić v Croatia

Mental Capacity Law Cases

Miklić v Croatia

Summary A child committed offences of intrusive behaviour and threats while lacking mental capacity. Relying on psychiatric and psychological expert opinions, the court placed him in a psychiatric hospital. His… Read more »

CategoryArticle 5 ECHR - DOLS authorisations, Article 5 ECHR Date

Re AB (A Child: human rights)

Summary AB was 13 and a special guardianship order was made in favour of his paternal grandmother as his parents were unable to care for him. He was diagnosed with… Read more »

CategoryArticle 5 ECHR - Children and young persons, Article 5 ECHR, Inherent jurisdiction Date

Hughes v Pritchard, Hughes and Hughes

In Hughes v Pritchard and Ors [2022] EWCA Civ 386, the Court of Appeal allowed the appeal of the Claimant in a probate action, whose claim to prove the Will… Read more »

CategoryMental capacity, Testamentary capacity Date

Re Q

Summary Q was a 50 year old woman with longstanding bulimia nervosa, and diagnoses of various mental health disorders including EUPD and recurrent depression, arising from childhood sexual abuse and… Read more »

CategoryMental Health Act 1983, advanced decisions, Best interests - Medical treatment, Mental Health Act 1983 - Interface with MCA, Best interests, Medical treatment Date

Official Judicial Visits to P (Guidance)

Following the case of AH, in which the Court of Appeal expressed the “pressing need” for guidance in relation to judicial visits, the Vice-President of the Court of Protection has issued… Read more »


Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust v Verden and McClennan

Summary This was the ex tempore judgement arising from an application made by Ms McLennan to vary the Reporting Restriction Order made in this case not to name the subject… Read more »

CategoryMedia - Anonymity, Media Date

Jivan v Romania (application no. 62250/19)

Summary The European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) considered an alleged violation of (inter alia) Article 8 in the context of an elderly, disabled man who had become bedridden. The… Read more »

CategoryArticle 8 ECHR Date

Kent County Council v P & NHS Kent & Medway Commissioning Group

Summary The issue for determination by the Court was whether the Court of Protection proceedings which had since they first come before the Court been heard in private, should now… Read more »

CategoryMedia - Private hearings, Media Date

A CCG v DC, MC and AC

Summary This case concerned a 20-year-old man in residential care who lacked capacity to decide whether to have the Covid-19 vaccinations and boosters. He was at high risk of serious… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Best interests Date

Richardson-Ruhan v Ruhan

In Richardson-Ruhan v Ruhan [2021] EWFC 6 Mostyn J revisited a case which had been running for some five years ([2017] EWHC 2739) concerning whether the former husband of a… Read more »

CategoryPractice and procedure - Other, Practice and procedure Date


Sign up to our Mental Capacity Law Newsletter

If you would like to subscribe to our newsletters please click the link below.


Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

Barrister portfolio


Click the + icon next to any barrister to add their profile to this portfolio.

Barrister Call CV Email