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Guidance on DOLs in children’s homes and residential special schools

United Kingdom - March 5 2014 In an unusual step, Sir James Munby P and OFSTED have recently issued joint guidance as to deprivation of liberty in children's homes and residential...

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


Clarification of test of capacity to consent to sexual relations in criminal context

United Kingdom - March 5 2014 In this case the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal held that where proceedings are brought under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (“SOA”)...

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


Out with a bang, not with a whimper?

United Kingdom - March 5 2014 Ms Manuela Sykes was by nature a fighter; a campaigner; a person of passion. Having been involved in many of the moral, political and prioritising...

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


Review to be undertaken into the application and effectiveness of DOLs safeguards in Wales

United Kingdom - March 5 2014 In February 2014 the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales ("CSSIW") and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales ("HIW") published its fourth annual...

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


Court of Appeal rewrites the rules relating to ordinary (and habitual?) residence of incapacitated adults

United Kingdom - March 5 2014 This very important decision of the Court of Appeal overturns the decision of Beatson J that we reported upon in December 2012 and will require the...

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