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...
Jun 15 New Liberty Protection Safeguards factsheets published by DHSC
The Department for Health and Social Care has published six new factsheets explaining more about Liberty Protection Safeguards as preparations continue for their implementation in April 2022. The new factsheets cover:criteria for authorisationthe ...
Jun 11 Two-week 'rapid' consultation launched on remote, hybrid and in-per...
The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has launched a two-week rapid consultation on remote, hybrid and in-person hearings in the family justice system and the Court of Protection. It is the third such survey in the 15 months ...
Jun 9 YC, Re [2021] EWCOP 34
Appeal raising an “important question about how supervisory bodies should evidence their scrutiny of requests for authorisation of deprivation of liberty” YC, an 89 year old woman who had been placed in a residential care home during t...
Jun 3 University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust v AI & K [2021]...
The ​applicant Trust was seeking a declaration that it would be both lawful and in the P's best interests to discontinue any further attempts to provide dialysis. The P was diagnosed with end stage kidney disease on 30th September 2019. Sinc...
Jun 3 RD (anorexia : compulsory treatment) [2021] EWCOP 35
Hearing to determine whether it was in the P's best interests to receive compulsory treatment for her disorder. The 37 year old P has suffered since approximately the age of 13 from an extremely serious and debilitating condition, namely...
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