Jul 27 AB v HB & Anor [2021] EWCOP 45
​Application for the committal of one of the P's sons because of his breach of seven court orders. No custodial sentence or fine was imposed. The P has three children, two of which live in the UK with him and the other (the Applicant) who li...
Jul 27 CB, Re [2021] EWCOP 43
​​Application by the sister of the P to be made her personal welfare deputy and also for costs against the LA. Both applications were refused. The sister of the P and the LA had not enjoyed a positive or productive working relationship...
Jul 12 New guidance on appointing the Official Solicitor
Two new practice notes outline how to work with the Official Solicitor in Court of Protection cases The practice note on welfare provides guidance on:appointing the Official Solicitor as litigation friend for someone lacking capacity to conduct pe...
Jul 7 KM, Re [2021] EWCOP 42
Application by NHS Trust seeking orders by which permission would be granted by the court to withdraw the life-sustaining treatment that the P currently receives. The application was granted. ​The P was admitted to Hospital A on 19 January 2...
Jun 28 TS, Re (Pacemaker) [2021] EWCOP 41
Judgment concerning capacity and best interests of TS, together with an application for a deprivation of liberty order, who has a delusional disorder but needs to have a pacemaker fitted. TS was in a Catch 22 situation as unless he receives antips...
Jun 21 ZA, Re (Mental Capacity Act 2005) [2021] EWCOP 39
Best interest decision concerning whether to amputate a woman’s leg where she no longer has capacity but had expressed a desire not to consent to treatment when she was capacitous in the past. ZA was diagnosed with acute schizophrenia in 198...
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