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Family Proceedings Rules 2010
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 7 2011

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


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


MHA or MCA a more flexible approach?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 18 2013

Mr Justice Charles handed down this judgment as President of the Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber on 6 August. We have saved our briefing


A practical guide to the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Cheshire West
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 31 2014

Cheshire West changed the interpretation of a Deprivation of Liberty in relation to someone who lacks capacity. As a result, significantly more


Legal Aid for families during the inquest process
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 14 2014

You may well have heard about the controversial and wide ranging cuts to Legal Aid, brought into effect on 1 April 2013. You may be wondering what


Patient matters: deprivation of liberty safeguards
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 13 2011

The case of The Queen on the application of Sawida Sessay v South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis involved the admission and detainment of a non-compliant, incapacitated patient, pending an application for her compulsory admission under section 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA


Supreme Court considers the need to ration resources in care planning
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 8 2011

The Supreme Court recently considered a case about the use of limited resources to meet need, where the proposed care package was strongly opposed by the service user


Court rules that Official Solicitor should be awarded half his costs against NHS trust in Court of Protection case
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 7 2012

Readers who have been involved in Court of Protection proceedings will be aware that the issue of the Official Solicitor's costs have been contentious


Court rules boy's life support to be switched off against parents’ wishes
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2012

In a recent High Court case, the judge was presented with the conflicting wishes of a gravely ill boy’s parents and the view of the medical team treating him


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