Newcastle City Council v TP and FW

Mental Capacity Law Cases

Newcastle City Council v TP and FW


Summary and Comment In a trilogy of judgments, HHJ Moir made findings of fact, determined mental incapacity, and made best interests decisions on behalf of a lady in her 60s… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Residence Date

P v Surrey County Council and Surrey Downs CCG


Summary P was 26 years old with severe learning disability and autistic spectrum disorder. His placement broke down and he was urgently moved into a care home on 5 September… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Residence, Article 5 ECHR - DOLS authorisations, COP jurisdiction and powers - Interface with public law jurisdiction Date

Bedford Borough Council v (1) Mrs LC (2) Mr C


Summary This case concerned LC’s (Mrs C’s) best interests in relation to residence, contact with her husband and a deprivation of her liberty. Mrs C was a 74 year old… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Residence 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

In the matter of RGS (No. 3)


Summary: As District Judge Eldergill says in his introduction, “these proceedings have a long history.” They concern an elderly man (now 84 years old), RGS who suffers from vascular dementia… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Residence Date

Westminster City Council v Manuela Sykes


Summary: Ms Manuela Sykes was by nature a fighter; a campaigner; a person of passion. Having been involved in many of the moral, political and ideological battles of the last… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Residence, Media - Anonymity Date

HT v CK


Summary: These proceedings concerned the appropriate place of residence of Ms K, a 60 year old woman with Down’s syndrome and severe learning disabilities. She had resided in the family… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Residence Date

K v LBX & Others


Summary: The Court of Appeal was asked to determine whether ECHR Art 8 respect for family life requires the court in determining issues under the inherent jurisdiction or the Mental… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Residence, Article 8 ECHR - Residence Date

LB Haringey v FG and Others (No.2)


Summary: Having determined that the relevant individual, HG, lacked the capacity to litigate and take relevant decisions as a preliminary issue in LB Haringey v FG and Others (No.1) [2011]… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Contact, Best interests - Residence Date

A Local Authority v PB & P


Summary: This case is the sequel to the decision of Mr Justice Charles ([2011] EWHC 501 (CoP)) reported in an earlier edition, in which he addressed both general case management… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Contact, Best interests - Residence, Article 5 ECHR - Deprivation of liberty Date

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