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Stephen Simblet QC

Capacity, Court of Protection | Monday 20 April 2020

Social Welfare Update: Covid 19 - Family contact for care home resident - ECHR rights

Stephen Simblet QC of the Garden Court Chambers Court of Protection Team discusses the case of BP v Surrey County Council and RP [2020] EWCOP 17, 25 March 2020.

Helen Curtis

Capacity, Court of Protection | Friday 13 December 2019

Social Welfare Update: Fitting an intrauterine contraceptive device was the least restrictive option to protect AB, a woman with a moderate learning disability

An NHS Foundation Trust v (1) AB (by her litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) (2) CD (3) A Local Authority [2019] EWCOP 45, MacDonald J, 21 October 2019.

Bethan Harris

Capacity, Court of Protection | Thursday 31 October 2019

Social Welfare Update: Court of Appeal decision on capacity to use social media, consent to sexual relations and residence warns against “silos” when analysing capacity

B (by her litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) v A Local Authority [2019] EWCA Civ 913, 11 June 2019

Miranda Butler

Court of Protection | Thursday 31 October 2019

Social Welfare Update: Capacity to consent to sex: does the test for capacity require an understanding of the need for the other person to consent?

JB (Capacity: Consent to sexual relations and contact with others) [2019] EWCOP 39, Roberts J, 17 September 2019

Bethan Harris

Adult social care, Capacity, Court of Protection | Tuesday 28 May 2019

Social Welfare Update: Court of Protection: Personal health budget with third-party brokerage; lack of alternative options

Harrow CCG v IPJ, IJJ and AJ (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor)[2018] EWCOP 44, HHJ Hilder, 20 April 2019

Bethan Harris

Capacity, Court of Protection | Tuesday 23 April 2019

Social Welfare Update: Court of Protection - Best interests decisions in respect of a person suffering from end stage dementia

Hounslow CCG v RW (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) and Others [2019] EWCOP 12, Hayden J, Vice President of the Court of Protection, 29 March 2019 PW v (1) Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and (2) RW (by his litigati

Bethan Harris

Capacity, Court of Protection | Tuesday 23 April 2019

Social Welfare Update: High Court's inherent jurisdiction for the protection of vulnerable adults used to prevent a person from returning home to a life-threatening situation

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council v Mr Meyers [2019] EWHC 399 (Fam), Hayden J, 20 February 2019

Bethan Harris

Capacity, Court of Protection | Tuesday 23 April 2019

Social Welfare Update: Assessing capacity to make decisions on use of internet and social media

Re A (Capacity: Social Media and Internet Use: Best Interests) [2019] EWCOP 2, 21 February 2019, Cobb J Re B (Capacity: Social Media: Care and Contact) [2019] EWCOP 3, 21 February 2019, Cobb J

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