Mental Capacity Guidance Note – Inherent Jurisdiction October 2019

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Mental Capacity Guidance Note – Inherent Jurisdiction October 2019


This guidance note provides for social workers and those working in front-line settings an overview of the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court as it applies to adults. It sets… Read more »

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Vikram Sachdeva QC and Nicola Kohn win the right to continued ventilation for Tafida Raqeeb


This morning Mr. Justice MacDonald handed down judgment in two claims made in a 5 day hearing in September. In the judicial review claim the judge made a finding that… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Vikram Sachdeva QC, Nicola Kohn Date

Judgment of Lieven J emphasises proper limits of the inherent jurisdiction


In a judgment handed down yesterday, 25 September 2019, Lieven J provided important guidance on the proper limits of the inherent jurisdiction. The local authority sought orders to forcibly separate… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Alexis Hearnden, Peter Mant Date

Court of Protection – A Half Day Conference


Date & Time:  Thursday 10th October 2019, 9:30am until 2pm (lunch will be provided) Cost: This seminar is free to attend. Add to diary View map Speakers include: Members of Chambers’… Read more »

CategorySeminar Archive Author Vikram Sachdeva QC, Simon Edwards, Nicola Greaney, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Alexis Hearnden, Rachel Sullivan, Stephanie David Date

Parents At High Court As They Seek Permission To Take Daughter To Italy For Treatment


Yesterday, The High Court heard a case of a five-year-old girl Tafida Raqeeb who is in a coma. UK doctors recommended her life support was switched off. Legal action has… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Vikram Sachdeva QC, Deok Joo Rhee QC, Nicola Kohn Date

‘Sex and dementia: the intimate minefield of consent in a care home’ – Alex Ruck Keene


Alex Ruck Keene appears in the Guardian to discuss the highly complex issue of consent to sex with regards to individuals suffering from Dementia. To read the full article, please… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Alexander Ruck Keene Date

Costs in the Court of Protection: breach of condition of standard authorisation


BP v Harrow [2019] EWCOP 20 was a s.21A MCA 2005 application made on behalf of “P” who objected to being in a care home. He wanted to return to… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Sian Davies Date

Local Authorities & Mediation: Two Reports on Mediation in SEND and Court of Protection


Katie Scott will be speaking at the launch of two research reports, giving details of the soon-to-be-launched Court of Protection Mediation Scheme, taking place on Tuesday 4 June 2019, from… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Katharine Scott Date

DoLS is dead, long live the Liberty Protection Safeguards


The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill has passed its final Parliamentary stage, clearing the Lords for the last time on 24 April.  We do not yet have a date for Royal… Read more »

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

Court of Protection Bar Association


The 39 Essex Capacity Law team congratulate Alex Ruck Keene and Vikram Sachdeva QC on their election to the Committee of the newly formed Court of Protection Bar Association. Details… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Vikram Sachdeva QC, Alexander Ruck Keene Date

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