When is a refusal by a 16 or 17 year old of treatment determinative?

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When is a refusal by a 16 or 17 year old of treatment determinative?


Sir James Munby, sitting as a judge of the High Court, has considered in detail the question of whether refusal of life-sustaining treatment by those under 18 can be determinative.  … Read more »

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Alexander Ruck Keene Date

Systemic Challenges – Legal and Practical Issues


Following the recent judgments in ZK v Redbridge LBC [2020] EWCA Civ 1597 and R (DMA) v SSHD [2020] EWHC 3416 (Admin), this webinar will look at systemic challenges from a legal and practical… Read more »

CategoryWebinars Author Jack Holborn, Steve Broach , Katherine Barnes Date

Mental Capacity Report – January 2021


Welcome to the January 2021 Mental Capacity Report.  Highlights this month include: (1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: vaccination; life-sustaining treatment decisions and the limits of… Read more »

CategoryNewsletters Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Rachel Sullivan, Stephanie David Date

Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report – January 2021


In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: vaccination; life-sustaining treatment decisions and the limits of the court processes; capacity and unusual sexual practices; and the lockdown regulations and… Read more »

CategoryNewsletters Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Rachel Sullivan, Stephanie David Date

Property and Affairs Report – January 2021


In the Property and Affairs Report: removing attorneys and Child Trust Funds in the context of those with impaired decision-making capacity. Click here to download the Property and Affairs Report… Read more »

CategoryNewsletters Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Rachel Sullivan, Stephanie David Date

Practice and Procedure Report – January 2021


In the Practice and Procedure Report: party status and restricting the provision of information; a rare judgment on transparency, and the police and the Court of Protection. Click here for… Read more »

CategoryNewsletters Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Rachel Sullivan, Stephanie David Date

Wider Context Report – January 2021


In the Wider Context Report: DNACPR decision-making under scrutiny, safeguarding and the MCA – SARs under scrutiny; and important decisions relating to different aspects of childhood. Click here for the… Read more »

CategoryNewsletters Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Rachel Sullivan, Stephanie David Date

Mental Capacity Report: Scotland – January 2021


In the Scotland Report: the interim review of the Scott Mental Health Law Review under scrutiny and recent developments from Scottish Government. Click here for the Mental Capacity Report Scotland… Read more »

CategoryNewsletters Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Rachel Sullivan, Stephanie David Date

Rapid Response Guidance Note: Testing for Covid-19 and Mental Capacity


The Court of Protection team has been asked to advise on a number of occasions as to the legal position in relation to testing for COVID-19, especially as testing (a)… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Nicola Kohn Date

Care and support for disabled and elderly people during ‘Lockdown 3’ in England – key legal considerations


A third national ‘lockdown’ has been imposed in England, which will extend at least into mid-February 2021. The restrictions imposed to protect public health have obvious and significant consequences for… Read more »

CategoryWebinars Archive Author Sian Davies, Steve Broach Date

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