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Court holds that deprivation of liberty safeguards (DOLS) are complaint with Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 5 2010

The Court of Appeal has recently handed down an important deprivation of liberty (DOLS) decision which represents the first confirmation from the Court that the DOLS regime has, to use the words of the court, "plugged" the Bournewood gap in a lawful manner

RK - another deprivation of liberty case
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 5 2011

The Court of Appeal handed down judgment on 30 November 2011 in relation to RK, a disabled child accommodated in a care home by the local authority