LMS, Re (settlement of property into a trust) [2020] EWCOP 52
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Application by the mother of the P to have the P's inheritance put into trust. The application was successful. The P, aged 21, currently receives a means-tested benefit, Employment and Support Allowance. Her placement at a specialist residential college for young learning-disabled people is funde... .. read more..

MCA and DoLS: updated pandemic guidance
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The Government has updated guidance about the MCA and DoLS during the pandemic. Both the main guidance document and additional guidance document have been updated. Key changes are at:1. The summary of the main guidance document, in particular but not only: Face-to-face visits by profess... .. read more..

TC (Urgent Medical Treatment) [2020] EWCOP 53
Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Application by the NHS Trust to undertake urgent medical treatment on the P who was suffering from advanced cancer of the larynx. The application was granted. The P was diagnosed with advanced cancer of the larynx in September 2020. The condition was treatable but despite initially agre... .. read more..

Hourly rates following PLK and Others – potential pitfalls and caution required
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Paul Cruickshanks of A&M Bacon offers some words of hope and caution on claiming enhanced rates following the recent decision in PLK & Others  For court appointed deputies and those assisting professional deputies, you will have no doubt read the judgment that was handed down at the ... .. read more..

The Health Service Executive of Ireland v IM & Anor (Rev 1) [2020] EWCOP 51
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The court had to decide whether the P was habitually resident in the UK or Ireland. The court concluded that she was habitually resident in Ireland. The P was 88 when she moved to Ireland with her grandson. Relatives and friends were informed of the move. The P's GP recorded that she was str... .. read more..

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Application for costs against the LA who had withdrawn an application for an injunction.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..

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