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Damages awarded for breach of Mental Capacity Act 2005, Human Rights Act 1988 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 8 2013

On St Valentine's Day, the Court of Appeal handed down their decision in the case of Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v ZH and Liberty (1

Court of Appeal considers eligibility for care and accommodation under the National Assistance Act 1948

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 6 2011

In R (Nassery) v Brent London Borough Council (2011), the Court of Appeal considered the threshold for receipt of care and accommodation under section 21 of the National Assistance Act 1948

Judicial review of decision to end paediatric heart surgery in Leeds

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 10 2012

Readers will recall we previously reported in our October 2012 Health Legal Update that the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust had decided to launch a judicial review concerning the closure of the paediatric cardiac unit in Leeds

Family Proceedings Rules 2010

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 7 2011

The Family Procedure Rules 2010 are in force from 6 April 2011

RK - another deprivation of liberty case

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 5 2011

The Court of Appeal handed down judgment on 30 November 2011 in relation to RK, a disabled child accommodated in a care home by the local authority

Patient matters best interests - Court of Protection rules that patient should have surgery against her wishes

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 14 2010

The President of the Court of Protection has continued the approach outlined in previous decisions of the court in relation to compelling a patient who lacks capacity to undergo surgery, in their best interests, in the case of DH NHS Foundation Trust v PS 2010 EWHC 1217 (Fam

An NHS Trust v Dr A

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 2 2013

The Honourable Mr Justice Baker gave judgment in this case following a long process. The application was issued in January but the judgment was only

Further clarity on section 117 of Mental Health Act 1983

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 5 2012

The Court of Appeal handed down judgment on 9 October 2012 in a dispute between Sunderland City Council (S) v South Tyneside Council (T

Increase in general damages: Court of Appeal provides clarification

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 15 2012

In last month’s Health Legal Update, reference was made to the case of Simmons v Castle, where the Court of Appeal took the opportunity to confirm an increase in general damages of 10 per cent, effective from April 2013

Court holds that deprivation of liberty safeguards (DOLS) are complaint with Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • August 5 2010

The Court of Appeal has recently handed down an important deprivation of liberty (DOLS) decision which represents the first confirmation from the Court that the DOLS regime has, to use the words of the court, "plugged" the Bournewood gap in a lawful manner