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How does an OPG investigation differ to one conducted by the police?

United Kingdom - March 5 2014 This is the first ‘Munby-compliant’ case for which permission to report has been given in accordance with the provisions of the Guidance issued by…

Neil Allen, Victoria Butler-Cole, Alexander Ruck Keene

IMCAs under the spotlight

United Kingdom - March 5 2014 On 14 February 2014 the Department of Health published a detailed report on "The sixth year of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)…

Neil Allen, Victoria Butler-Cole, Alexander Ruck Keene

When informality in decision-making goes wrong

United Kingdom - March 5 2014 This decision in relation to costs is, as Cobb J noted at the outset of his judgment, a cautionary tale which illustrates vividly the danger of…

Neil Allen, Victoria Butler-Cole, Alexander Ruck Keene

Appeals to the Court of Appeal from the CoP: securing against the risk of costs

United Kingdom - March 5 2014 This is an important decision of the Court of Appeal upon CPR r.52.9A, a provision of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 brought in as of 1 April 2013 by…

Neil Allen, Victoria Butler-Cole, Alexander Ruck Keene

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…

Neil Allen, Victoria Butler-Cole, Alexander Ruck Keene