JB (Costs) [2020] EWCOP 49
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Application for costs against the LA who had withdrawn an application for an injunction. The costs application succeeded.  The residential unit where the P lived required him to leave. The LA was seeking an injunction to prevent this from happening. The LA subsequently withdrew the injunctio... .. read more..

Letter from Mr Justice Hayden: COVID-19 restrictions and the Court of Protection
Monday, October 19, 2020

Mr Justice Hayden, Vice President of the Court of Protection, has written about the impact of the Health protection (Coronavirus, Local COVID-19 Alert Level) (Very High) (England) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/1105) . The letter expresses concerns about the impact the regulations may have on present ... .. read more..

A County Council v LW & Anor [2020] EWCOP 50
Friday, October 16, 2020

Application in relation to the P's capacity to decide where she should live and whether she should continue to have contact with her abusive partner. The P was admitted to a unit 3 years ago after she was found in an emaciated state due to being denied food by her abusive partner. The judge descr... .. read more..

DHSC updates guidance on the MCA and DoLS during the pandemic
Friday, October 16, 2020

Changes address self-isolation rules and the impact of the local COVID alert level system on face-to-face visiting in England. The main guidance document - 'The Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and the deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic' - has been... .. read more..

AB, Re [2002] EWCOP 47
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Application by the P's mother for the court to recognise Letters of Guardianship granted by a US court, which confer authority on the mother to make decisions in respect of the P's person, and to determine a challenge to the standard authorisation in respect of deprivation of liberty in... .. read more..

Penntrust Ltd v West Berkshire District Council & Anor [2020] EWCOP 48
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Application to determine whether the P's property was included in 'net assets' when deciding whether or not her net assets were above or below £16,000. The court ruled that the property is included in net assets. Practice Direction 19B provides for fixed costs in the Court of Protection. Th... .. read more..

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