Barts NHS Foundation Trust v Begum and Raqeeb, and Raqeeb (by her children’s guardian)

Mental Capacity Law Cases

Barts NHS Foundation Trust v Begum and Raqeeb, and Raqeeb (by her children’s guardian)


Summary[1] This is the costs decision in the case concerning the medical treatment and best interests of Tafida Raqeeb, a five year old girl (‘Tafida’). We reported on the substantive… Read more »

CategoryFamily (private law), Family (public law) Date

Barts NHS Foundation Trust v Begum and Raqeeb, and Raqeeb (by her children’s guardian)


Summary This case concerned an application by the NHS Trust to terminate the appointment of Tafida Raqeeb’s litigation friend days before the final hearing of the judicial review proceedings ([2019]… Read more »

CategoryFamily (public law), Judicial Review Date

Mr & Mrs Z v Kent County Council


Summary This case concerned a wide range of issues in the context of family proceedings which had gone badly wrong, of which for present purposes the most relevant is the issue… Read more »

CategoryMental capacity - Litigation, Family (public law) Date

Al-Jeffery v Al-Jeffery


Summary In this case, Holman J confirmed for the first time that the High Court can exercise its inherent protective jurisdiction over a vulnerable British adult on the basis of… Read more »

CategoryStatutory wills, Family (public law) Date

Re Daniel X


Summary Daniel X is the youngest (reported) person since Cheshire West to satisfy the nuanced acid test. He was 10 years old with severe autistic disorder and severe learning disability… Read more »

CategoryArticle 5 ECHR - Deprivation of liberty, Article 5 ECHR - Children and young persons, Article 5 ECHR - DOLS authorisations, Family (public law), Safeguarding Date

Local Authority X v HI


Summary This case concerned a 15 year old boy (I) in care proceedings. He revealed certain sensitive information about himself to professionals. His strong wish was that the information should… Read more »

CategoryFamily (public law) Date

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