A Local Authority v TA & Ors

Mental Capacity Law Cases

A Local Authority v TA & Ors


Summary The contours of this difficult case were sketched out economically in the opening paragraphs of the judgment: This case concerns the health, welfare, and care of GA, an 87-year-old… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Contact, Best interests - Residence, Mental capacity - Contact, Medical treatment - Deprivation of liberty, Mental capacity - Residence, Best interests, Medical treatment, Mental capacity Date

ZK (Landau-Kleffner Syndrome: Best Interests)


Summary In this case, the court considered the residence and contact arrangements for a 37 year old man, and the place within those decisions for his wishes and feelings. ZK… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Contact, Best interests - Residence, Best interests Date

NG v Hertfordshire County Council & Ors


The (surprisingly) small body of reported cases relating to COVID-19 (representing the tip of a rather larger iceberg) has been added to in this important decision by Lieven J, concerning… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Contact, Best interests Date

Re LW


In this case Hayden J was concerned with a 60-year-old woman, LW.   She had been admitted to a specialist unit, initially detained under the MHA 1983, in a “truly parlous… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Contact, Best interests Date

The Public Guardian v DJN


In this case P executed an LPA and subsequently became incapacitous. The OPG became concerned about the actions of the attorney and also about whether P had capacity to execute… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Contact, Best interests Date

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

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