Fluctuating capacity, fact- finding, contact, injunctive relief and Nearest Relative Displacement

Court of Protection

Fluctuating capacity, fact- finding, contact, injunctive relief and Nearest Relative Displacement


Francesca Gardner represents P in complex concurrent Court of Protection proceedings and Mental Health Act 1983 proceedings before Lieven J. In this complex and unusual case the court considered substantive… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Francesca Gardner Date

Mental Capacity Report – June 2021


Welcome to the June 2021 Mental Capacity Report. Highlights this month include: (1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: substance over form in DoLS authorisations, complex questions… Read more »

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

Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report – June 2021


In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: substance over form in DoLS authorisations, complex questions of coercion in medical treatment, and the limits of fluctuating capacity in the… Read more »

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

Property and Affairs Report – June 2021


In the Property and Affairs Report: a brisk dismissal of an attempt to appeal a judgment of Senior Judge Hilder about charging by a deputy, and easy read guides to… Read more »

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

Lasting Powers of Attorney: Engaging Override


Can the capacitous views of an individual about who they wish to make decisions on their behalf in the event that they lose capacity be overridden? The answer, in short,… Read more »

CategoryArticles, News Author Francesca Gardner Date

CoP evicts abusive son to secure P’s autonomy – Francesca Gardner represented P by her litigation friend the Official Solicitor


In https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2021/22.html, Francesca Gardner represented P (by her litigation friend, the Official Solicitor). In this case the court took the significant and serious step of granting injunctive orders, removing P’s… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Francesca Gardner Date

Mental Capacity Report – May 2021


Welcome to the May 2021 Mental Capacity Report. Highlights this month include: (1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: a judgment looking beyond the diagnosis, paying for… Read more »

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

Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report – May 2021


In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: a judgment looking beyond the diagnosis, paying for sex and the Court of Protection, navigating autism and indoctrination and relevant updates… Read more »

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

Property and Affairs Report – May 2021


In the Property and Affairs Report: a staunch judicial defence of Banks v Goodfellow, Child Trust Funds and capacity, and updates from the OPG. Click here to download the Property… Read more »

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

Practice and Procedure Report – May 2021


In the Practice and Procedure Report: discharging a party without notice, the white leopard of litigation capacity and CoP statistics. Click here for the Practice and Procedure Report. For all… Read more »

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

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