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Joint instruction of experts - funding and the LAA

United Kingdom - June 2 2014 In a very important decision whose ramifications extend well into the CoP field, the Court of Appeal held that a decision by the Legal Services…

Neil Allen, Anna Bicarregui, Victoria Butler-Cole, Alexander Ruck Keene, Jill Stavert

What does ‘prohibiting contact’ mean?

United Kingdom - June 2 2014 RB was a 71 year old woman with Alzheimer’s disease who lacked capacity to make decisions about contact, including with her son, PB. Proceedings in…

Neil Allen, Anna Bicarregui, Victoria Butler-Cole, Alexander Ruck Keene, Jill Stavert

Article 8 and inadequate care packages

European Union, United Kingdom - June 2 2014 A brief mention of the decision by the ECtHR to dismiss the appeal by Ms McDonald arising from her failed attempts to persuade the domestic courts…

Neil Allen, Anna Bicarregui, Victoria Butler-Cole, Alexander Ruck Keene, Jill Stavert

Capacity in relation to children: termination of pregnancy

United Kingdom - June 2 2014 This case in the Family Division concerned a 13 year old girl (A) who was assessed to be over 21 weeks pregnant. The NHS Trust concerned sought…

Neil Allen, Anna Bicarregui, Victoria Butler-Cole, Alexander Ruck Keene, Jill Stavert

Capacity in the Court of Appeal (again)

United Kingdom - June 2 2014 In June 2007 RB sustained a serious brain injury in an accident. He was treated for eight months in hospital and then transferred to a care home, S…

Neil Allen, Anna Bicarregui, Victoria Butler-Cole, Alexander Ruck Keene, Jill Stavert