Some of the legislation
Some of our recent notable cases
Re X & others (Deprivation of Liberty) (2014)
Guidance was given on deprivation of liberty (DOL) applications following the Supreme Court’s decision in Surrey County Council v P, the “Cheshire West” case.
 EWCOP 25 7/8/2014
Islington London Borough Council v QR (2014)
Whether QR had capacity to make a decision to terminate the tenancy of her council flat and enter a new supported living tenancy and whether she had capacity to litigate.
 EWCOP 26 5/8/2014
Re P (abortion) (2013)
Whether P had capacity in relation to whether to continue with her pregnancy or have an abortion.
 MHLO 1 (CoP)
B (A Local Authority) v (1) RM (2) MM (3) AM (2010)
Care proceedings were brought in relation to a 16 year-old girl with a diagnosis of severe learning disability, severe autism and possibly Malignant Tourette’s Syndrome, who was at risk of self-injury. She needed 2:1 care. The local authority sought a residential placement costing £300,000 per annum. The proceedings were transferred to the Court of Protection. Hedley J gave guidelines on Article 3 of the Transfer of Proceedings Order concerning the parallel jurisdictions for 16 and 17 year olds under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Children Act 1989.
 EWHC 3802 (Fam) 15/10/2010. Reported at  1 FLR 1635
Ian Peddie QC and Rachael Rowley-Fox