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Petromec Inc and Petroleo Brasileiro S A Petrobras, Braspetro Oil Services Company v Petromec Inc, Petro-Deep Inc, Maritima Petroleo E Engenharia Ltda: QBD 2 Feb 2004

The parties entered into a complex group of inter-related contracts for the purpose of purchasing and upgrading an oil production platform for use by Petrobras in the South Marlim oilfield. At a very early stage it was agreed that the upgrade specification should be amended to render the platform suitable for use in the newly … Continue reading Petromec Inc and Petroleo Brasileiro S A Petrobras, Braspetro Oil Services Company v Petromec Inc, Petro-Deep Inc, Maritima Petroleo E Engenharia Ltda: QBD 2 Feb 2004

Fetch.AI Ltd and Another v Persons Unknown Category A and Others: ComC 15 Jul 2021

Cryptocurrency Action The claimants sought damages and other remedies saying that the unknown defendants had obtained access to the private key guarding their crypto currency assets, and then sold them at an undervalue, acquiring substantial profits for themselves in subsequent unknown transactions. The Court considered the nature in law of such systems, and preliminary injunctive … Continue reading Fetch.AI Ltd and Another v Persons Unknown Category A and Others: ComC 15 Jul 2021

IG (Indra Gurung) (Exclusion, Risk, Maoists) Nepal CG (Starred): IAT 14 Oct 2002

The Tribunal gave guidance to adjudicators on the proper approach to the Refugee Convention’s Exclusion Clauses at Art 1F. The claimant had been a film star but was said to have become involved in a Maoist movement said to be involved in terrorism. Held: ‘If the Nepalese authorities saw the appellant as a member of … Continue reading IG (Indra Gurung) (Exclusion, Risk, Maoists) Nepal CG (Starred): IAT 14 Oct 2002

Blecic v Croatia: ECHR 29 Jul 2004

The applicant had for many years before 1992 had a protected tenancy of a publicly-owned flat in Zadar. Under Croatian law a specially-protected tenancy might be terminated if the tenant ceased to occupy the flat for a continuous period of six months, but not if the tenant’s failure was attributable to medical treatment, military service … Continue reading Blecic v Croatia: ECHR 29 Jul 2004

Government of the United States of America v Barnette and Montgomery (No 2): HL 22 Jul 2004

The applicant sought to resist orders for the return to the US of what were alleged to be the proceeds (direct or indirect) of a fraud committed there. She had been in contempt of the court in the US and was a fugitive here. She complained that the US court had refused to allow her … Continue reading Government of the United States of America v Barnette and Montgomery (No 2): HL 22 Jul 2004

Staines v Walsh, Howard: ChD 14 Mar 2003

The claimant sought an account from the defendant share broker for the proceeds of share transactions. The defendant said the matter should be tried in Hong Kong. Held: The claimant must show a good arguable case. Here there was evidence to support the claimant’s assertion of the use of an address in England, and a … Continue reading Staines v Walsh, Howard: ChD 14 Mar 2003

Venema v The Netherlands: ECHR 17 Dec 2002

A young child aged 11 months was separated from her mother because of fears that the mother was suffering from Munchausen syndrome by proxy and would injure her. The child was returned five months later, following medical reports which found that the child’s arrested breathing had a physical explanation and that there was no sign … Continue reading Venema v The Netherlands: ECHR 17 Dec 2002

Land Rover Exports Limited v Samcrete Egypt Engineers and Contractors S A E: CA 21 Dec 2001

The defendant appealed an order refusing a stay of the proceedings on the grounds of forum non conveniens. The contract of guarantee contained no choice of law clause, but the contract under which it was made set English law as the jurisdiction. The clause had been deleted from the guarantee contract, and the subject mater … Continue reading Land Rover Exports Limited v Samcrete Egypt Engineers and Contractors S A E: CA 21 Dec 2001

Raffelsen Zentralbank Osterreich Ag v Five Star General Trading Llc and Others: CA 1 Mar 2001

An assigned marine insurance policy was subject to a claim. The issue was the ability of an assignee to claim as a claim in contract where the proper law was that under which the contract was made, or a claim of an intangible right to claim against insurers, a proprietary right resolved by the lex … Continue reading Raffelsen Zentralbank Osterreich Ag v Five Star General Trading Llc and Others: CA 1 Mar 2001

In re P and Others, (Adoption: Unmarried couple) (Northern Ireland); In re G: HL 18 Jun 2008

The applicants complained that as an unmarried couple they had been excluded from consideration as adopters. Held: Northern Ireland legislation had not moved in the same way as it had for other jurisdictions within the UK. The greater commitment to traditional family structures did not however justify the difference. The rules were unlawful discrimination.Lord Hoffmann … Continue reading In re P and Others, (Adoption: Unmarried couple) (Northern Ireland); In re G: HL 18 Jun 2008

Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board: SC 11 Mar 2015

Change in Doctors’ Information Obligations The pursuer claimed that her obstetrician had been negligent, after her son suffered severe injury at birth. The baby faced a birth with shoulder dystocia – the inability of the shoulders to pass through the pelvis. The consultant considered that a vaginal birth was preferable and did not given advice … Continue reading Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board: SC 11 Mar 2015

Sidaway v Board of Governors of the Bethlem Royal Hospital and the Maudsley Hospital: HL 21 Feb 1985

Explanation of Medical Risks essential The plaintiff alleged negligence in the failure by a surgeon to disclose or explain to her the risks inherent in the operation which he had advised. Held: The appeal failed. A mentally competent patient has an absolute right to refuse to consent to medical treatment for any reason, rational or … Continue reading Sidaway v Board of Governors of the Bethlem Royal Hospital and the Maudsley Hospital: HL 21 Feb 1985

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

SC, CB and 8 Children, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Others: SC 9 Jul 2021

The Supreme Court was asked to decide whether the ‘two child limit’, a provision of primary legislation which restricts payment of amounts of subsistence benefit for children to the first two children in a family, is incompatible with the Appellants’ rights under the European Convention on Human Rights. Held:Lord Reed observed that the concept of … Continue reading SC, CB and 8 Children, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Others: SC 9 Jul 2021

Carson and Others v The United Kingdom: ECHR 16 Mar 2010

(Grand Chamber) The court ruled admissible claims against the United Kingdom by 13 persons entitled to British State pensions for violation of article 14 of the Convention in combination with article 1 of the First Protocol. All the claimants had earned pensions by working in Britain, but had emigrated to South Africa, Australia or Canada … Continue reading Carson and Others v The United Kingdom: ECHR 16 Mar 2010

SCF Consorzio Fonografici v Marco Del Corso: ECJ 15 Mar 2012

ECJ Judgment – Copyright and related rights in the information society – Direct applicability of the Rome Convention, the TRIPS Agreement and the WPPT in the European Union legal order – Directive 92/100/EC – Article 8(2) – Directive 2001/29/EC – Concept of ‘communication to the public’- Communication to the public of phonograms broadcast by radio … Continue reading SCF Consorzio Fonografici v Marco Del Corso: ECJ 15 Mar 2012

JD v East Berkshire Community Health NHS Trust and others: HL 21 Apr 2005

Parents of children had falsely and negligently been accused of abusing their children. The children sought damages for negligence against the doctors or social workers who had made the statements supporting the actions taken. The House was asked if the suffering of psychiatric injury by the parent was a foreseeable result of making it and … Continue reading JD v East Berkshire Community Health NHS Trust and others: HL 21 Apr 2005

Nicklinson and Another, Regina (on The Application of): SC 25 Jun 2014

Criminality of Assisting Suicide not Infringing The court was asked: ‘whether the present state of the law of England and Wales relating to assisting suicide infringes the European Convention on Human Rights, and whether the code published by the Director of Public Prosecutions relating to prosecutions of those who are alleged to have assisted a … Continue reading Nicklinson and Another, Regina (on The Application of): SC 25 Jun 2014

CM (Article 1F(A) – Superior Orders) Zimbabwe: UTIAC 13 Jul 2012

In the context of deciding whether a person is excluded from Refugee Convention protection by virtue of having committed acts contrary to Article 1F(a), the effect of Article 33(1) of the Statute of the International Criminal Court (‘the Rome Statute’) is that whilst obedience to superior orders can be a defence if each of its … Continue reading CM (Article 1F(A) – Superior Orders) Zimbabwe: UTIAC 13 Jul 2012

AB (Article 1F(A) – Defence – Duress : Iran): UTIAC 22 Jul 2016

1. In response to an allegation that a person should be excluded under Article 1F(a) of the Refugee Convention because there are serious reasons for considering that the person has committed a crime against peace, a war crime or a crime against humanity as defined in the Rome Statute, there is an initial evidential burden … Continue reading AB (Article 1F(A) – Defence – Duress : Iran): UTIAC 22 Jul 2016

Vedanta Resources Plc and Another v Lungowe and Others: SC 10 Apr 2019

The claimants alleged negligence causing them personal injury and other losses arising from pollution from mining operations of the defendants in Zambia. The company denied jurisdiction. In the Court of Appeal the defendants’ appeals were dismissed. Held: The appeals failed save that the UK was not the proper jurisdiction to bring the case. The claim … Continue reading Vedanta Resources Plc and Another v Lungowe and Others: SC 10 Apr 2019

Middleton, Regina (on the Application of) v Coroner for the Western District of Somerset: HL 11 Mar 2004

The deceased had committed suicide in prison. His family felt that the risk should have been known to the prison authorities, and that they had failed to guard against that risk. The coroner had requested an explanatory note from the jury. Held: The jury should indeed have been given opportunity to explain their verdict: ‘By … Continue reading Middleton, Regina (on the Application of) v Coroner for the Western District of Somerset: HL 11 Mar 2004

Regina v Special Adjudicator ex parte Ullah; Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 17 Jun 2004

The applicants had had their requests for asylum refused. They complained that if they were removed from the UK, their article 3 rights would be infringed. If they were returned to Pakistan or Vietnam they would be persecuted for their religious faiths. Held: A distinction was to be made between domestic cases involving actions within … Continue reading Regina v Special Adjudicator ex parte Ullah; Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 17 Jun 2004

Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd: QBD 24 Jul 2008

The defendant published a film showing the claimant involved in sex acts with prostitutes. It characterised them as ‘Nazi’ style. He was the son of a fascist leader, and a chairman of an international sporting body. He denied any nazi element, and claimed in breach of confidence. Held: ‘The law [of confidence] now affords protection … Continue reading Mosley v News Group Newspapers Ltd: QBD 24 Jul 2008

Raiffeisen Privatbank Liechtenstein v Lukath: ECJ 13 Jan 2016

ECJ Order – Preliminary reference – Rome Convention on the law applicable to contractual obligations – First Protocol on the interpretation by the Court of the Rome Convention – Articles 1 and 2, a) and b) – National courts have the power to seize the Court for a preliminary ruling – Court clearly lacking C-397/15, … Continue reading Raiffeisen Privatbank Liechtenstein v Lukath: ECJ 13 Jan 2016

Nicklinson and Lamb v The United Kingdom: ECHR 23 Jun 2015

ECHR Article 8-1 Respect for private life Ban on assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia: inadmissible Facts – The first applicant is the wife of Tony Nicklinson, now deceased, who suffered locked-in syndrome following a stroke. The second applicant was paralysed following a car accident. His condition is irreversible. Both men wish/ed to end their lives … Continue reading Nicklinson and Lamb v The United Kingdom: ECHR 23 Jun 2015

Nicklinson and Lamb v United Kingdom: ECHR 16 Jul 2015

The applicants, suffering life threatening and severely disabling conditions, complained of laws which would allow the criminal prosecutions of those assisting them to end their lives. Guido Raimondi, P 2478/15, [2015] ECHR 709 Bailii European Convention on Human Rights Human Rights Citing: At SC – Nicklinson and Another, Regina (on The Application of) SC 25-Jun-2014 … Continue reading Nicklinson and Lamb v United Kingdom: ECHR 16 Jul 2015

Purdy, Regina (on the Application of) v Director of Public Prosecutions: HL 30 Jul 2009

Need for Certainty in Scope of Offence The appellant suffered a severe chronic illness and anticipated that she might want to go to Switzerland to commit suicide. She would need her husband to accompany her, and sought an order requiring the respondent to provide clear guidelines on the circumstances under which someone might be prosecuted … Continue reading Purdy, Regina (on the Application of) v Director of Public Prosecutions: HL 30 Jul 2009

Regina v Secretary of State for The Home Department Ex Parte Simms: HL 8 Jul 1999

Ban on Prisoners talking to Journalists unlawful The two prisoners, serving life sentences for murder, had had their appeals rejected. They continued to protest innocence, and sought to bring their campaigns to public attention through the press, having oral interviews with journalists without undertakings from the journalists not to publish any element of the interview. … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for The Home Department Ex Parte Simms: HL 8 Jul 1999

Allen v The United Kingdom [GC]: ECHR 12 Jul 2013

Article 6-2 Presumption of innocence Refusal of compensation following reversal of applicant’s conviction of criminal offence: no violation Facts – In September 2000 the applicant was convicted of the manslaughter of her baby son on the basis of medical evidence that the boy’s injuries were consistent with ‘shaken baby syndrome’ (also known as ‘non-accidental head … Continue reading Allen v The United Kingdom [GC]: ECHR 12 Jul 2013

Olsen v Gearbulk Services Ltd and Another (Practice and Procedure: Preliminary Issues): EAT 28 Apr 2015

EAT Practice and Procedure: Preliminary Issues – A peripatetic employee, who was Danish and had his home in Switzerland, freely entered into a contract with the First Respondent, a company incorporated in Bermuda, by which he was to occupy an international role, based in Switzerland, as its Strategy and Business Development Director. The contract was … Continue reading Olsen v Gearbulk Services Ltd and Another (Practice and Procedure: Preliminary Issues): EAT 28 Apr 2015

Haeger and Schmidt GmbH v Mutuelles du Mans assurances IARD: ECJ 23 Oct 2014

ECJ Judgment – References for a preliminary ruling – Reference for a preliminary ruling – Rome Convention on the law applicable to contractual obligations – Article 4(1), (2), (4) and (5) – Law applicable by default – Commission contract for the carriage of goods – Contract for the carriage of goods Ilesic P C-305/13, [2014] … Continue reading Haeger and Schmidt GmbH v Mutuelles du Mans assurances IARD: ECJ 23 Oct 2014

Venema v The Netherlands: ECHR 4 Mar 2010

Execution of judgment [2010] ECHR 517 Bailii European Convention on Human Rights Citing: Judgment – Venema v The Netherlands ECHR 17-Dec-2002 A young child aged 11 months was separated from her mother because of fears that the mother was suffering from Munchausen syndrome by proxy and would injure her. The child was returned five months … Continue reading Venema v The Netherlands: ECHR 4 Mar 2010

In Re A (Minors) (Conjoined Twins: Medical Treatment); aka In re A (Children) (Conjoined Twins: Surgical Separation): CA 22 Sep 2000

Twins were conjoined (Siamese). Medically, both could not survive, and one was dependent upon the vital organs of the other. Doctors applied for permission to separate the twins which would be followed by the inevitable death of one of them. The parents, devout Roman Catholics, resisted. Held: The parents’ views were subject to the overriding … Continue reading In Re A (Minors) (Conjoined Twins: Medical Treatment); aka In re A (Children) (Conjoined Twins: Surgical Separation): CA 22 Sep 2000

United Antwerp Maritime Agencies (Unamar) Nv v Navigation Maritime Bulgare: ECJ 17 Oct 2013

ECJ Rome Convention on the law applicable to contractual obligations – Articles 3 and 7(2) – Freedom of choice of the parties – Limits – Mandatory rules – Directive 86/653/EEC – Self-employed commercial agents – Contracts for sale or purchase of goods – Termination of the agency contract by the principal – National implementing legislation … Continue reading United Antwerp Maritime Agencies (Unamar) Nv v Navigation Maritime Bulgare: ECJ 17 Oct 2013

Anton Schlecker v Melitta Josefa Boedeker: ECJ 12 Sep 2013

ECJ Rome Convention on the law applicable to contractual obligations – Contract of employment – Article 6(2) – Applicable law in the absence of a choice made by the parties – Law of the country in which the employee ‘habitually carries out his work’ – Contract more closely connected with another Member State C-64/12, [2013] … Continue reading Anton Schlecker v Melitta Josefa Boedeker: ECJ 12 Sep 2013

Nicklinson and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v A Primary Care Trust: CA 31 Jul 2013

The claimant had suffered a severe form of locked-in syndrome, and would wish to die. He sought a declaration that someone who assisted him in his siuicide would not be prosecuted for murder. Held: The position in law that voluntary euthanasia was murder, and as to whether the doctrine of necessity provided a defence was … Continue reading Nicklinson and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v A Primary Care Trust: CA 31 Jul 2013

Liversidge v Sir John Anderson: HL 3 Nov 1941

The plaintiff sought damages for false imprisonment. The Secretary of State had refused to disclose certain documents. The question was as to the need for the defendant to justify the use of his powers by disclosing the documents. Held: The legislation must be interpreted to give effect to Parliament’s intention, even if that meant adding … Continue reading Liversidge v Sir John Anderson: HL 3 Nov 1941

Crowter and Others, Regina (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Health And Social Care: Admn 23 Sep 2021

Foetus has no Established Human Rights The Claimants sought a declaration that section 1(1)(d) of the Abortion Act 1967, as amended, is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights (‘ECHR’), as well as some other remedies. The claimant had Down’s Syndrome, and complained the readiness to abort foetuses with identified Down’s genes – more … Continue reading Crowter and Others, Regina (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Health And Social Care: Admn 23 Sep 2021

JS (Sri Lanka), Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary Of State for the Home Department: CA 30 Apr 2009

Joint Enterprise Liability – War Crimes accusation The applicant appealed against an order for his removal. He was accused of complicity in war crimes. Held: To find an asylum seeker to be subject to the Rome statute so as to exclude him from protection it had to be shown that there had been a common … Continue reading JS (Sri Lanka), Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary Of State for the Home Department: CA 30 Apr 2009

Pretty v The United Kingdom: ECHR 29 Apr 2002

Right to Life Did Not include Right to Death The applicant was paralysed and suffered a degenerative condition. She wanted her husband to be allowed to assist her suicide by accompanying her to Switzerland. English law would not excuse such behaviour. She argued that the right to die is not the antithesis of the right … Continue reading Pretty v The United Kingdom: ECHR 29 Apr 2002

Nicklinson v Ministry of Justice and Others: QBD 12 Mar 2012

The claimant suffered locked-in syndrome and sought relief in a form which would allow others to assist him in committing suicide. The court considered whether the case should be allowed to proceed rather than to be struck out as hopeless. Held: The case was arguable and should be allowed to proceed: ‘However, the point that … Continue reading Nicklinson v Ministry of Justice and Others: QBD 12 Mar 2012

Regina (on the Application of Pretty) v Director of Public Prosecutions and Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 29 Nov 2001

The applicant was terminally ill, and entirely dependent upon her husband for care. She foresaw a time when she would wish to take her own life, but would not be able to do so without the active assistance of her husband. She sought a proleptic permission, a promise that he would not be prosecuted. Held: … Continue reading Regina (on the Application of Pretty) v Director of Public Prosecutions and Secretary of State for the Home Department: HL 29 Nov 2001

Simpson v Intralinks: EAT 15 Jun 2012

EAT The parties agreed that in the event of any employment dispute , the applicable law would be German, and the place of jurisdiction Frankfurt, which was where the claimant lived and from where she worked (though she came on occasion to the UK). She brought claims under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and Equal … Continue reading Simpson v Intralinks: EAT 15 Jun 2012

Pickstone v Freemans Plc: HL 30 Jun 1988

The claimant sought equal pay with other, male, warehouse operatives who were doing work of equal value but for more money. The Court of Appeal had held that since other men were also employed on the same terms both as to pay and work, her claim failed. Held: The claim was not disbarred in this … Continue reading Pickstone v Freemans Plc: HL 30 Jun 1988

Lumba (WL) v Secretary of State for The Home Department: SC 23 Mar 2011

The claimants had been detained under the 1971 Act, after completing sentences of imprisonment pending their return to their home countries under deportations recommended by the judges at trial, or chosen by the respondent. They challenged as unlawful the respondent’s, at first unpublished, policy introduced in 2006, that by default, those awaiting deportation should be … Continue reading Lumba (WL) v Secretary of State for The Home Department: SC 23 Mar 2011

Regina v Brown (Anthony); Regina v Lucas; etc: HL 11 Mar 1993

The appellants had been convicted of assault, after having engaged in consensual acts of sado-masochism in which they inflicted varying degreees of physical self harm. They had pleaded guilty after a ruling that the prosecution had not needed to prove the absence of consent. They said it was their human right to give consent to … Continue reading Regina v Brown (Anthony); Regina v Lucas; etc: HL 11 Mar 1993

JS (Sri Lanka), Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for The Home Department: SC 17 Mar 2010

The asylum seeker was accused of complicity in war crimes in Sri Lanka. He had worked as an intelligence officer but his cover had been broken and he fled to the UK. It was said that he was excluded from protection as an asylum seeker. Held: The Home Secretary’s appeal failed. Article 28 is to … Continue reading JS (Sri Lanka), Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for The Home Department: SC 17 Mar 2010

Attorney-General’s Reference (No 3 of 1994): HL 24 Jul 1997

The defendant stabbed a pregnant woman. The child was born prematurely and died. The attack had been directed at the mother, and the proper offence was manslaughter. Held: The only questions which need to be addressed are (1) whether the act was done intentionally, (2) whether it was unlawful, (3) whether it was also dangerous … Continue reading Attorney-General’s Reference (No 3 of 1994): HL 24 Jul 1997

Regina v North Humberside and Scunthorpe Coroner ex parte Jamieson: CA 27 Apr 1994

The deceased prisoner had hanged himself. He had been a known suicide risk, and his brother said that the authorities being so aware, the death resulted from their lack of care. The inquest heard in full the circumstannces leading up to the death, but the Coroner directed the jury not to return a verdict which … Continue reading Regina v North Humberside and Scunthorpe Coroner ex parte Jamieson: CA 27 Apr 1994

Fairchild v Glenhaven Funeral Services Ltd and Others: HL 20 Jun 2002

The claimants suffered mesothelioma after contact with asbestos while at work. Their employers pointed to several employments which might have given rise to the condition, saying it could not be clear which particular employment gave rise to the condition. The claimants appealed dismissal of their claim. Held: It is for a claimant to prove that … Continue reading Fairchild v Glenhaven Funeral Services Ltd and Others: HL 20 Jun 2002

A Local Authority v K: COP 15 Feb 2013

ala_kCoP2013 K was a young lady llivng amid her family with Downs syndrome. The family were thought too want her to be sterilised. The local authority applied to the court to determine whether this should be prevented. It was agreed that she was not currently sexually active and that there was no health condition requiring … Continue reading A Local Authority v K: COP 15 Feb 2013

Transport for London (London Underground Ltd) v Spirerose Ltd: HL 30 Jul 2009

Compulsory Purchase Compensation – Land As it Is The House considered the basis of calculation of compensation on the compulsory purchase of land without planning permission, but where permission would probably be granted. The appellant challenged the decision which had treated the probability as equal to certainty. Held: The appeal succeeded. The land should not … Continue reading Transport for London (London Underground Ltd) v Spirerose Ltd: HL 30 Jul 2009

Boso v Italy: ECHR 5 Sep 2002

The applicant was married. In 1984 his wife, who was pregnant, decided to have an abortion despite his opposition. Her pregnancy was terminated on 10 October 1984.
On 8 November 1984 the applicant brought an action against his wife in the San . .

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A Local Authority v K; COP 15 Feb 2013

References: [2013] EWHC 242 (COP) Links: Bailii Coram: Cobb J K was a young lady llivng amid her family with Downs syndrome. The family were thought too want her to be sterilised. The local authority applied to the court to determine whether this should be prevented. It was agreed that she was not currently sexually … Continue reading A Local Authority v K; COP 15 Feb 2013