Public Law Blog

October 26, 2016 Anita Rao considers the case of C, T, M and U v London Borough of Southwark (Coram’s Children Centre intervening) and the Court’s views of the proper approach to be taken in calculating financial support under section 17 of the Children Act 1989

The appeal before the Court arose out of judicial review proceedings brought by C, in her own capacity and as litigation friend for her children, T, M and U, against several decisions taken by the London Borough of Southwark (“Southwark”) to grant the family varying levels of financial support pursuant to section 17 of the Children Act 1989 (“the 1989 Act”).

September 22, 2016 Eirwen Pierrot considers the case of DB v Worcestershire and the issue of establishing habitual residence in Court of Protection proceedings

In the joined cases of DB (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) v Worcestershire County Council and others; and EC (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) v Worcestershire County Council and others [2016] EWCOP 30 (17 June 2016), Baker J considered whether two Scottish men who had been detained in a hospital in England had established a habitual residence in this jurisdiction so that the Court of Protection would have jurisdiction to make decisions concerning their care and residence under ss.15 and 16 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.