Court of Protection - health and welfare: recent developments

Thursday 20 June 2019, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Garden Court Chambers

This seminar will highlight case law and legal developments of interest to practitioners over the last 12 months in Court of Protection Health and Welfare law and practice, and the High Court's jurisdiction for the protection of vulnerable adults.

Date: Thursday 20 June 2019
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Garden Court Chambers  
Cost: FREE
Areas of Law: Court of Protection

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Please note that this seminar is now fully booked. If you would like join the waiting list, please email

Topics to be covered include:

  • Capacity: a review of recent cases on consent to sex, contact and assessing capacity to use of social media
  • Best interests: recent cases on serious medical treatment and the impact of An NHS Trust v Y (UKSC); best interests principles in decisions on contraception and care in end stage dementia 
  • Practice and procedure update
  • Law reform - a look ahead to the Liberty Protection Safeguards and a revised Code of Practice to the MCA 2005 
  • Recent cases on the High Court's jurisdiction for the protection of vulnerable adults - what are the limits of the jurisdiction? (Southend-on-Sea v Meyers (2019))


Our panel of barrister speakers from Garden Court act in Court of Protection proceedings for family members, the Official Solicitor, professional Relevant Person's Representatives, other litigation friends and public bodies:


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