Rebecca Handcock represented SS and Tony Harrop-Griffiths appeared for the local authority in SS v London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames & Anor – the first time the Court of Protection had to consider best interests when P (who lacks capacity) herself expressly objected to receiving the Covid-19 vaccination.
Angela Hodes represented a local authority’s children’s social care services in an Article 2 inquest concerning the death of ED who was stabbed by her ex-boyfriend while collecting their child from school.
The Supreme Court has given judgment in Mencap (Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake; Shannon v Rampersad and anr  UKSC 8), ruling that sleep-in workers are only entitled to be paid the national minimum wage for the time that they are awake for the purpose of working.
Sarah Salmon and Joshua Swirsky discuss the case of R(MA) v LB Croydon in which they acted for the successful local authority.
We are delighted to welcome Winsome Levy as a new tenant. Called to the Bar in 2003, Winsome specialises in Court of Protection, mental health tribunal, adult social care and inquest cases.
This judgment discusses anticipatory deprivation of liberty orders in the context of prospective loss of capacity and the tension between respecting a young person’s autonomy and protecting them from harm when making best interest decisions.
Nikolas Clarke represented the local authority: its AMHP and Social Services department in an Article 2 jury inquest concerning SMV who died in April 2019. The jury gave a short narrative conclusion that did not find any causative factors.
We are delighted that 8 members of chambers have been included in Chambers and Partners 2021. Additionally, we continue to be ranked as a set for our social housing law team.
This case raises 3 important points about interpreting and applying sections 2 and 3 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) in the context of alcohol addiction.
In a judgment handed down today in the case of R (JP) v NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group & the London Borough of Croydon  EWHC 1470 (Admin), Mostyn, J described a claim that the local authority could provide tracheostomy care for a child pursuant to the general power of competence in s. 1 of the Localism Act 2011 as ‘misconceived’.