Nov 25 A Local Authority v JB (by his Litigation Friend, the Official Sol...
Appeal concerning when an individual lacks capacity to consent to sexual relations and whether that assessment should also take into account their capacity to understand whether the other person has given consent. Appeal dismissed. ​ Th...
Nov 15 ​Hull City Council v A & Ors [2021] EWCOP 60
​Application by the LA to authorise the P's removal from her home and her transfer to a residential care home, at least for an interim period. The application was granted. The P has dementia and lacks capacity to conduct this litigation and ...
Nov 1 AB v XS [2021] EWCOP 57
Application for the P to return to the UK from Lebanon. Application refused. The P is a UK citizen living in Lebanon, where she moved in 2015 to be near her brother. The P is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. Her brother died in 2016 and her cou...
Oct 25 ​The Secretary of State for Justice v A Local Authority & Ors [2021...
​Appeal against a decision that care workers would not commit a criminal offence under section 39 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 were they to make the practical arrangements for a 27 year old man to visit a sex worker. Appeal allowed. Hayde...
Oct 25 Calderdale MBC v AB & Ors (Order) [2021] EWCOP 55
​The court had to consider the question of whether the property and affairs deputy was an ‘authorised person’ in respect of the P within the meaning of s32 of the Care Act 2014. The court concluded he was not. Daniel Lumb of Ston...
Oct 12 Dartford And Gravesham NHS Trust v SEB [2021] EWCOP 55
Judgment following an out of hours application by an NHS Trust concerning their plans for managing a woman with a schizoaffective disorder during the birth of her first child. The mother, SEB, is a drug user and has been diagnosed with a schizoaff...
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