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New guidance issued on facilitating participation of ‘P’ and vulnerable persons in Court of Protection proceedings

United Kingdom - November 18 2016 Charles J has recently issued guidance on facilitating participation of 'P' and vulnerable persons. It is intended to allow sharing of good practice

BIA survey

United Kingdom - October 10 2016 Edge Training has recently conducted a national survey of 92 best interests' assessors (BIAs), triggered by the publication of the Law Commission's

Capacity, facility and circumvention

United Kingdom - April 13 2016 In Ritchie v Nelson 2016 CSOH 35, decided on 4th March 2016, Lord Clarke granted decree of reduction of a Disposition in favour of the defender by

Syred: the consequences of rome II’s application to an English claimant’s RTA in Poland

United Kingdom - April 15 2016 The claimant, Robert Syred, was a successful English building surveyor. In 2010, while he and his then girlfriend were visiting her family in Poland

More efficient and effective local plan making

United Kingdom - April 19 2016 The Local Plans Expert Group was appointed by the Minister for Housing and Planning, Brandon Lewis, in September 2015. Its report proposes widespread

Competence, understanding and influence

United Kingdom - November 18 2016 In W (A Child) 2016 EWCA Civ 1051, the Court of Appeal had to grapple again with the question of when it is appropriate for a child to part company

Lord Neuberger on the role of a constitutional court

European Union, United Kingdom - November 18 2016 On 14th October 2016 Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, delivered the second biennial Lord Rodger Memorial Lecture

Short Note: Contesting influence

United Kingdom - November 18 2016 A recent case (Edkins v Hopkins 2016 EWHC 2542 (Ch), a decision of HHJ Jarman QC sitting as a judge of the High Court) illustrates just how hard it

European Parliament Report on Protection of Vulnerable Adults

European Union, United Kingdom - November 18 2016 This study, produced by the European Parliamentary Research Service, supports a legislative initiative on the protection of vulnerable adults

A major step forward in CRPD compliance by the German Federal Constitutional Court?

European Union, Germany - November 18 2016 Legislatures and courts worldwide, when they consider medical treatment and other measures in the context of intellectual