Re M (Children) (Disclosure to the Police)

Mental Capacity Law Cases

Re M (Children) (Disclosure to the Police)


Summary This was an appeal to the Court of Appeal by parents against a decision of Keehan J’s in care proceedings, acceding to an application brought by the police for… Read more »

CategoryPractice and procedure - Other Date

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust v SE


Summary The issue in this case (decided in November 2018, but appearing on Bailii in August 2019) was whether it was in SE’s best interests to have her right leg… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Practice and procedure - Other Date

Re Z


Summary Although given a Chancery Division neutral citation, this was a procedural application in existing Court of Protection proceedings concerning the capacity of an elderly man (Z) to manage his… Read more »

CategoryPractice and procedure - Other Date

Re RW


Summary[1] The small body of appellate level jurisdiction on the MCA has been added to in this case,  concerning the continued provision of clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) via… Read more »

CategoryBest interests - Medical treatment, Practice and procedure - Other, Practice and procedure Date

In the matter of Re F (a minor)


Summary  This is an unusual case in which a high court judge was asked to make findings on the probity and reliability of a Consultant Clinical Psychologist (Dr Ben Harper)… Read more »

CategoryPractice and procedure - Other Date

I v D (by his litigation friend the Official Solicitor)


Summary In this case, his last reported decision, Senior Judge Lush was dealing with an application to dispense with service of an application to make a statutory will on a… Read more »

CategoryPractice and procedure - Other Date

A County Council v (1) AB (2) JB (3) SB


Summary In the course of welfare proceedings involving a young man, AB, a fact-finding hearing was listed to determine serious allegations against his parents, and the question arose of whether,… Read more »

CategoryPractice and procedure - Other Date

In the Matter of SW


Summary Re SW is a quite extraordinary case that came before Sir James Munby P in March of this year. The Applicant brought an application for a declaration that an… Read more »

CategoryPractice and procedure - Other Date

Re AG


Summary Sir James Munby P has given important guidance as to when (and when not) to hold a fact-finding hearing. The context of the decision is one that is –… Read more »

CategoryPractice and procedure - Fact finding Date

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