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Short note: good practice in habitual residence cases

United Kingdom - July 1 2014 Sir James Munby P, sitting in the Court of Appeal, has set out some basic propositions that apply in relation to the determination of habitual...

Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Anna Bicarregui, Simon Edwards.


When is the Court of Protection not the Court of Protection?

United Kingdom - July 1 2014 In this judicial review application, Leggatt J was asked to decide whether the coming into force of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 had altered the way...

Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Anna Bicarregui, Simon Edwards.


Short note: restricting rights to apply to the CoP

United Kingdom - July 1 2014 This is the second reported judgment in these proceedings. The first involved the imposition of a Hadkinson Order on B’s father. The judge made final...

Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Anna Bicarregui, Simon Edwards.


Mental Health (Scotland) Bill

United Kingdom - July 1 2014 In the Newsletter’s April 2014 issue comment was made about the draft Mental Health (Scotland) Bill (amending the Mental Health (Care and...

Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Anna Bicarregui, Simon Edwards.


Miscreants beware protecting the identity of a wrong-doer

United Kingdom - July 1 2014 In this appeal from one aspect of the decision of Senior Judge Lush in Re DP 2014 EWCOP B4 (the first decision reported under the new Practice...

Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Anna Bicarregui, Simon Edwards.