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AN, Regina (on the Application of) v Mental Health Review Tribunal (Northern Region) and others: CA 21 Dec 2005

The appellant was detained under section 37 of the 1983 Act as a mental patient with a restriction under section 41. He sought his release. Held: The standard of proof in such applications remained the balance of probabilities, but that standard was flexible, and varied according to the seriousness of the allegation. The only misdirection … Continue reading AN, Regina (on the Application of) v Mental Health Review Tribunal (Northern Region) and others: CA 21 Dec 2005

The Mental Health Trust and Others v DD and Another: CoP 4 Feb 2015

DD, a 36 year old woman with Autistic Spectrum Disorder with additional low IQ, a probable history of abuse, and complex obstetric history. She was in a long term relationship with a man with lower IQ and also some autism. She had had 5 children, and the court had considered already a further sixth pregnancy. … Continue reading The Mental Health Trust and Others v DD and Another: CoP 4 Feb 2015

In Re L (By His Next Friend GE); Regina v Bournewood Community and Mental Health NHS Trust, Ex Parte L: HL 25 Jun 1998

The applicant was an adult autistic, unable to consent to medical treatment. Treatment was provided at a day centre. He had been detained informally under the Act and against the wishes of his carers, but the Court of Appeal decided he should have been formally detained. Held: The appeal succeeded. His detention had not been … Continue reading In Re L (By His Next Friend GE); Regina v Bournewood Community and Mental Health NHS Trust, Ex Parte L: HL 25 Jun 1998

A Local Authority v MA and others; Re SA (Vulnerable Adult with Capacity: Marriage): FD 15 Dec 2005

Munby J discussed the court’s inherent powers to make orders to protect the welfare of a vulnerable adult: ‘It is elementary that the court exercises its powers by reference to the incompetent adult’s best interests . . The particular form of order will, naturally, depend upon the particular circumstances of the case.’ As to the … Continue reading A Local Authority v MA and others; Re SA (Vulnerable Adult with Capacity: Marriage): FD 15 Dec 2005

Regina v Parole Board ex parte Smith, Regina v Parole Board ex parte West (Conjoined Appeals): HL 27 Jan 2005

Each defendant challenged the way he had been treated on revocation of his parole licence, saying he should have been given the opportunity to make oral representations. Held: The prisoners’ appeals were allowed. Lord Bingham stated: ‘While an oral hearing is most obviously necessary to achieve a just decision in a case where facts are … Continue reading Regina v Parole Board ex parte Smith, Regina v Parole Board ex parte West (Conjoined Appeals): HL 27 Jan 2005

Autologic Holdings Plc and others v Commissioners of Inland Revenue: HL 28 Jul 2005

Taxpayer companies challenged the way that the revenue restricted claims for group Corporation Tax relief for subsidiary companies in Europe. The issue was awaiting a decision of the European Court. The Revenue said that the claims now being made by other companies should proceed through the Commissioners who could implement European law directly. The taxpayers … Continue reading Autologic Holdings Plc and others v Commissioners of Inland Revenue: HL 28 Jul 2005

Regina v Ashworth Hospital Authority (Now Mersey Care National Health Service Trust) ex parte Munjaz: HL 13 Oct 2005

The claimant was detained in a secure Mental Hospital. He complained at the seclusions policy applied by the hospital, saying that it departed from the Guidance issued for such policies by the Secretary of State under the Act. Held: The House allowed the Hospital’s appeal. The policy was lawful. Seclusion was to be seen as … Continue reading Regina v Ashworth Hospital Authority (Now Mersey Care National Health Service Trust) ex parte Munjaz: HL 13 Oct 2005

Munjaz v Mersey Care National Health Service Trust And the Secretary of State for Health, the National Association for Mental Health (Mind) Respondent interested;: CA 16 Jul 2003

The claimant was a mental patient under compulsory detention, and complained that he had been subjected to periods of seclusion.
Held: The appeal succeeded. The hospital had failed to follow the appropriate Code of Practice. The Code was not . .

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Secretary of State for Justice v Staffordshire County Council and Another: CA 22 Dec 2016

‘The issue in this case is whether, in order for the United Kingdom to avoid being in breach of Article 5(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights (‘the Convention’), it is necessary for a welfare order to be made by the Court of Protection (‘the CoP’) pursuant to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (‘the … Continue reading Secretary of State for Justice v Staffordshire County Council and Another: CA 22 Dec 2016

Re WP Deceased and EP: CoP 8 Dec 2015

Application by two attorneys acting jointly under two separate Enduring Powers of Attorney for the retrospective approval of monthly payments of andpound;150 each that they have made to themselves and to their sister from the donors’ funds. Lush SJ [2015] EWCOP 84 Bailii Mental Capacity Act 2005 Agency Updated: 09 January 2022; Ref: scu.558199

Re N: CoP 19 Nov 2015

Application made under section 15 of the 2005 Act for a declaration determining whether it is in the best interests of Mrs. N to receive life sustaining treatment by means of Clinically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration currently provided through a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube. M, her daughter, strongly believes that the continuation of this … Continue reading Re N: CoP 19 Nov 2015

Re NRA and Others: COP 25 Sep 2015

Applications for welfare orders under section 16(2)(a) authorising the deprivation of liberty that, it is common ground, is being, or will be, created by the implementation of the regime of care, supervision, control and support (the care package) upon which the welfare orders are based. Charles J [2015] EWCOP 59 Bailii Mental Capacity Act 2005 … Continue reading Re NRA and Others: COP 25 Sep 2015

Re H: CoP 5 Aug 2015

‘two provisions in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (‘MCA’) that seem to contradict each other. Section 16(4)(b) envisages that a deputyship appointment will be of limited duration, whereas section 19(5) facilitates an appointment that could last for decades’ Lush SJ [2015] EWCOP 52 Bailii Mental Capacity Act 2005 16(4)(b) 19(5) Health, Agency Updated: 03 January … Continue reading Re H: CoP 5 Aug 2015

Secretary of State for Justice v KC and C Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: UTAA 2 Jul 2015

Mental Health : AllThe local authority had sought an order under the 2005 Act seeking a personal welfare order on the basis that it would be in KC’s best interests for him to move to a proposed placement (the Placement) on the terms of a care plan for his care, supervision and management at that … Continue reading Secretary of State for Justice v KC and C Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: UTAA 2 Jul 2015

AJ (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards): CoP 10 Feb 2015

The case addresses the question of the extent of the duty on a local authority to ensure that a person who lacks capacity is able to challenge a deprivation of their liberty, and in particular the choice of an independent mental capacity advocate. Baker J [2015] EWCOP 5 Bailii Mental Capacity Act 2005, Mental Health … Continue reading AJ (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards): CoP 10 Feb 2015

P (By His Litigation Friend The Official Solicitor) v Cheshire West and Chester Council and Another and similar: SC 19 Mar 2014

Deprivation of Liberty P and Q were two adolescent sisters without capacity. They complained that the arrangements made for their care amounted to an unjustified deprivation of liberty, and now appealed against rejection of their cases. In the second case, P, an adult male, again without capacity, also complained as to the arrangements for his … Continue reading P (By His Litigation Friend The Official Solicitor) v Cheshire West and Chester Council and Another and similar: SC 19 Mar 2014

The Secretary of State for Justice v A Local Authority and Others: CA 22 Oct 2021

Appeal from a decision that care workers would not commit a criminal offence under section 39 of the 2003 Act were they to make the practical arrangements for a 27 year old man to visit a sex worker in circumstances where he has capacity (within the meaning of the 2005 Act) to consent to sexual … Continue reading The Secretary of State for Justice v A Local Authority and Others: CA 22 Oct 2021

GW v A Local Authority and Another: CoP 31 Jul 2014

A 48 year old woman, suffering Huntington’s Disease appealed against a decision in the Court of Protection, raising two issues: (1) whether the learned judge erred in law in concluding that GW lacks capacity to leave and return to her residence unescorted and to make decisions concerning her care and residence and (2) whether the … Continue reading GW v A Local Authority and Another: CoP 31 Jul 2014

GJ v The Foundation Trust and Another: FD 20 Nov 2009

The statutory provisions of the 2007 Act for review of standard authorisations were matters that the Court of Protection should take into account in determining whether it should make an order authorising the deprivation of P’s liberty, and if so the extent and period of such an authorisation having regard to the authorities relating to … Continue reading GJ v The Foundation Trust and Another: FD 20 Nov 2009

Independent News and Media Ltd and Others v A: FD 12 Nov 2009

A, an adult and severely disabled, still had remarkable gifts. The newspapers wished to attend and report on proceedings before the Court of Protection. Held: Proceedings in the Court fell within the range of recognised exception for open justice. It was for an applicant to demonstrate good reason why the article ten rights should be … Continue reading Independent News and Media Ltd and Others v A: FD 12 Nov 2009

Re RGS: CoP 2 Nov 2012

The court was asked whether and to what extent RBS, the son of RGS had the capacity to litigate. Eldergill DJ [2012] EWCOP 4162 Bailii Mental Capacity Act 2005 England and Wales Health Updated: 03 December 2021; Ref: scu.524739

G v E (Deputyship and Litigation Friend): CoP 11 Oct 2010

Baker J considered the common law doctrine of necessity as it applied to the medical treatment of adults without mental capacity and the 2005 Act. Held: As to section 5: ‘These provisions do not amount to a general authority to act on behalf of P. Rather, they merely provide a defence in the event that … Continue reading G v E (Deputyship and Litigation Friend): CoP 11 Oct 2010

Re ES: CoP 21 Feb 2014

ES’s son and daughter objected to Kent County Council’s application for the appointment of a panel deputy to manage her property and financial affairs. Lush SJ [2014] EWHC B6, [2014] EWCOP B6 Bailii, Bailii Mental Capacity Act 2005 England and Wales Agency, Health Updated: 03 December 2021; Ref: scu.524671

A Local Authority v SY: CoP 12 Nov 2013

Application by a local authority (‘the authority’) in the Court of Protection in respect of the capacity of the Respondent to litigate and to make decisions in relation to her life. Keehan J [2013] EWCOP 3485 Bailii Mental Capacity Act 2005 Sch A1 Health Updated: 03 December 2021; Ref: scu.524711

Ellis-Carr v Levy (Home Rights : Requirements To Establish Interest): LRA 19 Nov 2013

LRA Family Law Act 1996 – home rights notice – meaning and effect of ‘intention’ in statute – Applicant’s evidence – property never occupied as a matrimonial home – whether husband ever had entitlement to occupy by virtue of a beneficial estate or interest or application – application opposed by Applicant’s husband’s trustee in bankruptcy … Continue reading Ellis-Carr v Levy (Home Rights : Requirements To Establish Interest): LRA 19 Nov 2013

Aster Healthcare Ltd v Shafi (Estate of): QBD 24 Jan 2014

The defendant executor appealed from summary judgment in favour of the claimant in respect of outstanding care home fees. Andrews DBE J [2014] EWHC 77 (QB), [2014] PTSR 888, [2014] WLR(D) 42 Bailii, WLRD Mental Capacity Act 2005, National Assistance Act 1948, National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 England and Wales Contract, Health, … Continue reading Aster Healthcare Ltd v Shafi (Estate of): QBD 24 Jan 2014

Baker Tilly (A Firm) v Makar: QBD 27 Mar 2013

The claimant accountants had represented the defendant in a dispute with former employees. They sought payment of their costs, but the claim was stayed until the defendant had the opportunity to to seek representation by a MacKenzie friend after the taxing master became concerned for her health and as to her ability to conduct proceedings. … Continue reading Baker Tilly (A Firm) v Makar: QBD 27 Mar 2013

TAQ v AA: CA 19 Dec 2013

Application for permission to appeal against a decision of dismissing the Appellant’s application under section 21A 2005 Act challenging the lawfulness of a Standard Authorisation made under Schedule A1 of the MCA authorizing the deprivation of his son’s, the first respondent’s liberty. Moses, Black, Gloster LJJ [2013] EWCA Civ 1661, [2014] 1 WLR 3773 Bailii … Continue reading TAQ v AA: CA 19 Dec 2013

A NHS Trust v Dr A: CoP 27 Mar 2013

The trust sought a declaration as regards its treatment of Dr A, a resident patient who had begun a hunger strike. The trust sought a declaration as to his capacity and possible compulsory feeding. Baker J [2013] EWHC 2442 (COP) Bailii Mental Capacity Act 2005 Health, Agency Updated: 25 November 2021; Ref: scu.517571

In Re D (Statutory Will); VAC v JAD and Others: ChD 16 Aug 2010

The protected person’s deputy sought authority for making a statutory will for her. An earlier Enduring Power had been found to be a forgery, and a later will was also doubted. The deputy had been appointed. A statutory will had been refused because the master said one was appropriate only where no will existed, and … Continue reading In Re D (Statutory Will); VAC v JAD and Others: ChD 16 Aug 2010

The Health Service Executive of Ireland v PA and Others: CoP 3 Jun 2015

hsen_paCoP201506 The HSE sought orders under s.63 of and Schedule 3 to the 2005 Act recognising and enforcing orders by the Irish High Court for the detention of three young persons (‘PA’, ‘PB’, and ‘PC’) at a special unit known in Northampton. Held: On an application to for confirmation of a compulsory psychiatric placement under … Continue reading The Health Service Executive of Ireland v PA and Others: CoP 3 Jun 2015

A Primary Care Trust v P and Others: Misc 21 Dec 2009

(Court of Protection) The court was asked whether, if P could be found to lack mental capacity where he should live, where there was an essential conflict between representatives of the State who owe statutory duties to P on the one hand, and the view of his carer of 18-plus years standing on the other, … Continue reading A Primary Care Trust v P and Others: Misc 21 Dec 2009

JO v GO and Others; re PO; Re O (Court of Protection: Jurisdiction): CoP 13 Dec 2013

Jurisdiction of the Court of Protection PO, a lady in her late eighties lacked capacity to decide her own care. She had been habitually resident in Hertfordshire. Her daughters now challenged their brother who had moved her to a care home in Scotland when he himself moved there. An interim guardianship order had been made … Continue reading JO v GO and Others; re PO; Re O (Court of Protection: Jurisdiction): CoP 13 Dec 2013

Re MRJ JT and KT (Reconsideration of Order): CoP 10 Apr 2014

re_mjtCoP0414 The court had made an order transferring responsibility for MRJ’s affairs from the appointed attorney to the local authority. The order had been made on the papers, and the court now heard an application for it to be reconsidered. Held: The orders made were confirmed. The court recognised that the interference in a person’s … Continue reading Re MRJ JT and KT (Reconsideration of Order): CoP 10 Apr 2014

A v Independent News and Media Ltd and Others: CA 31 Mar 2010

The newspapers sought leave to report proceedings before the Court of Protection in connection with a patient unable to manage his own affairs. The patient retained a possible capacity to work as a professional musician. The family wanted the proceedings held in private. Held: Their appeal against the order allowing access failed. The normal rule … Continue reading A v Independent News and Media Ltd and Others: CA 31 Mar 2010