Lincolnshire County Council v Mr AB

Mental Capacity Law Cases

Lincolnshire County Council v Mr AB


Summary[1] Mr AB was a 51-year-old man with a diagnosis of moderate learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder, harmful use of alcohol and psychosis due to solvent abuse. Mr AB had,… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Contact Date

Manchester City Council v LC & Anor


Summary[1] This case, concerning the sexual relationships of LC, a young woman with autism and a learning disability, received considerable public attention shortly before this judgment was handed down, a… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Contact, Mental capacity - Sexual relations Date

Re P (Sexual Relations and Contraception)


Summary This case concerned a young woman with learning disabilities, in respect of whom Court of Protection proceedings had been ongoing for a considerable period of time.  In 2012, the… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Contact, Mental capacity - Sexual relations, Best interest - Contraception Date

Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust v JF


Summary A 46 year old lady, N, had breast cancer, and had only a number of months to live.  Whilst in the taxi on the way to the hospital to… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Contact Date

SR v a Local Authority


Summary A couple had been married for 58 years, and were devoted to each other.  The wife developed dementia.  She initially attended a day care centre whilst living at home,… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Contact Date

N v A Local Authority


Summary This was a second s.21A challenge, the first being reported as Y County Council v ZZ [2012] EWCOP B34, where Moor J upheld the supervision arrangements. It concerned a… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Contact, Article 5 ECHR - DOLS authorisations, Mental capacity - Contact Date

Mrs P v Rochdale Borough Council & Others


Summary Mrs P’s deprivation of liberty was authorised in a nursing home. By the time of the final hearing in the MCA section 21A proceedings, place of residence was not… Read more »

CategoryArticle 8 ECHR - Contact, Best interests - Contact, Best interests - P's wishes, Deputies - Financial and property affairs, Article 5 ECHR - DOLS authorisations Date

London Borough of Redbridge v G & Ors (No 4)


Summary: The unedifying saga of the Redbridge v G case that we have been reporting on in recent newsletters has come to an end for now at least, in the… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Contact, Best interests - Residence Date

RC v CC & X Local Authority


Summary: With thanks to Adam Fullwood and Malcolm Chisholm for bringing this to our attention, this is an important decision on the approach to be adopted to the withholding of… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Contact Date

RGB v Cwm Taf Health Board & Ors


Summary: Mr B applied for contact with his wife, Mrs B, who was 70 and suffered from very advanced Alzheimer’s disease. She had been in hospital since June 2012 but… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Contact Date

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