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Court of appeal rejects ‘right to die’ appeal

United Kingdom - September 3 2013 The Court of Appeal handed down its judgment on 31 July 2013 in the cases of Tony Nicklinson, Paul Lamb and 'Martin:' R (Nicklinson) v A PCT 2013...

Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Neil Allen, Michelle Pratley.

Sale of P’s assets authorised to pay for care home fees

United Kingdom - September 3 2013 Some readers may have read the stories in the national press about the forced sale of a Pisarro owned by an incapacitated adult to pay for care home...

Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Neil Allen, Michelle Pratley.

Health Select Committee recommends urgent review of implementation of DOLS regime

United Kingdom - September 3 2013 In its post-legislative scrutiny of the Mental Health Act 2007 MHA 2007 published on 14 August 2013, the House of Commons Health Select Committee...

Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Neil Allen, Michelle Pratley.

Assessment of reliability of evidence crucial in proceedings brought on the basis of safeguarding concerns

United Kingdom - September 3 2013 This case from the Family Division is of no little importance for the light that it sheds by analogy on the approach that local authorities should...

Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Neil Allen, Michelle Pratley.

Local authority ordered to pay substantial costs after abandonment of fact-finding process

United Kingdom - September 3 2013 Applications for costs were made against a local authority that withdrew, at a late stage in proceedings in the Court of Protection, allegations that...

Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Neil Allen, Michelle Pratley.