R (Afework) v London Borough of Camden

Mental Capacity Law Cases

R (Afework) v London Borough of Camden


Summary: Mr Afework had been discharged from detention under the Mental Health Act 1983 (‘MHA’) in July 1993 and had since then been living in Council tenancies, receiving housing benefit…. Read more »

CategoryCOP jurisdiction and powers - Interface with public law jurisdiction Date

R (Cornwall Council) v SoS for Health & Ors


Summary: This community care case, a judicial review of a decision of the SoS for Health as to the ordinary residence of an adult lacking the capacity to decide where… Read more »

CategoryCOP jurisdiction and powers - Interface with public law jurisdiction Date

(Chatting) v (1) Viridian Housing (2) LB Wandsworth


Summary: This community care judicial review is of considerable importance for the very clear statement it contains as to the interaction between the MCA 2005 and public law. An elderly… Read more »

CategoryCOP jurisdiction and powers - Interface with public law jurisdiction Date

R (ET) v (1) Islington LBC (2) Essex CC


Summary: This judicial review decision in the context of the assessment of a risk posed to children by a sexual offender merits brief mention as shedding a light (by analogy)… Read more »

CategoryCOP jurisdiction and powers - Interface with public law jurisdiction Date

DM v Doncaster MBC & Secretary of State for Health


Summary: This case is not a Court of Protection case, but is of importance because of the detailed analysis conducted by Langstaff J of the provisions of the MCA 2005… Read more »

CategoryArticle 5 ECHR - DOLS authorisations, COP jurisdiction and powers - Interface with public law jurisdiction Date

R (O) v London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham


Summary: O was a child with complex care needs due in part to his severe autism. O’s parents considered that O needed to reside and be educated in one location… Read more »

CategoryCOP jurisdiction and powers - Interface with public law jurisdiction Date

McDonald v RB Kensington & Chelsea


Summary: We draw your attention to this important community care case because, in it, their Lordships (with a powerful dissent from Baroness Hale) make it clear that the scope for… Read more »

CategoryCOP jurisdiction and powers - Interface with public law jurisdiction Date

R (W) v London Borough of Croydon


Summary: This was a judicial review challenge on behalf of an autistic and learning disabled young adult whose care and residence was funded by the LB Croydon. It was argued… Read more »

CategoryCOP jurisdiction and powers - Interface with public law jurisdiction, Best interests - Duty to consult Date

A Local Authority v PB & P


Summary: This decision relates to a relatively ‘standard’ best interests case concerning the residence and care arrangements for P, a man suffering life-long learning disability who had been cared for… Read more »

CategoryPractice and procedure - Other, COP jurisdiction and powers - Interface with public law jurisdiction, Practice and procedure - Bundles Date

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