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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


Nicklinson and AM High Court decision on euthanasia and assisted suicide cases
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 17 2012

The High Court handed down judgment on 16 August 2012 in relation to the highly publicised cases of Tony Nicklinson and “Martin” (his real identify has been anonymised


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


Mental Health Act: transfers between different levels of security
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2012

On 13 November 2012, the judgment in R (on the application of L) v West London Mental Health NHS Trust and Partnerships in Care (1) Secretary of State for Health (2) (interested parties) was delivered


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


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


Damages awarded for breach of Mental Capacity Act 2005, Human Rights Act 1988 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Level of care for prisoners
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 8 2013

On 8 February 2013, the Divisional Court handed down judgment in the case of R (on the application of Hall) v University College Hospitals NHS


Care planning leads to unlawful deprivation of liberty
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 14 2011

The Court of Protection’s judgment in London Borough of Hillingdon v Neary (2011) illustrates the risks of implementing significant care planning decisions without recourse to the Court of Protection and how inadequate best interests assessments can render detention unlawful


DNARs after Tracey
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 22 2014

The Court of Appeal's decision requires practitioners involved in end of life care to ensure that the appropriate people are consulted, detailed