Somerset v MK (Court of Protection Deprivation of Liberty: Best Interests Decisions: Conduct of a Local Authority)

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Somerset v MK (Court of Protection Deprivation of Liberty: Best Interests Decisions: Conduct of a Local Authority)


Summary HHJ Nicholas Marston has made findings of extensive breaches of the Convention rights of P, a young woman with severe learning disabilities and autism, and her family, by Somerset… Read more »

CategoryArticle 8 ECHR - Safeguarding Date

Crawford & another v Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust


Summary: We bring this case to your attention not because it is a COP case (it is a decision of the Court of Appeal in the context of proceedings relating… Read more »

CategoryArticle 8 ECHR - Safeguarding Date

A Local Authority v DL, RL & ML


Summary: The President has very recently given interesting and useful guidance for local authorities as to what steps might be appropriate where safeguarding concerns exist in relation to adults who… Read more »

CategoryArticle 8 ECHR - Safeguarding, COP jurisdiction and powers - Interface with inherent jurisdiction, Practice and procedure - Without notice applications Date

LBB v JM, BK & CM


Summary: This case, a transcript of which has only recently been made available, is a judgment of Mr Justice Hedley in a case concerning allegations of sexual abuse against the… Read more »

CategoryArticle 8 ECHR - Contact, Best interests - Contact, Article 8 ECHR - Safeguarding Date

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