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.
We welcome applications from talented barristers with expertise in our core practice areas: Family, Housing, Property, Business, Public law and Court of Protection.
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.
Judgment was handed down today in the High Court case of Health Service Executive of Ireland v IM and Kent County Council. Christine Cooper acted for the successful local authority in the case concerning where a 92-year-old woman, IM, was habitually resident.
Franklin Evans is leaving chambers following his appointment as a District Judge. He will sit on the South Eastern Circuit as a District Judge in the county court at Romford from 18 October.
We are delighted to announce that Anna Dannreuther has joined us as a tenant after completing her pupillage with us.
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.
Last week’s Court of Appeal judgment in A Local Authority v JB, changes the way in which lawyers, social care professionals and others should approach mental capacity concerning sexual relations.
What is best practice for local authorities delivering Care Act 2014 services during the COVID-19 pandemic?The Coronavirus Act (“CVA 2020”) has fundamentally altered local authorities’ duties under the Care Act 2014 (“CA 2014”). However, a day after the changes came into effect the government released statutory guidance, which has significantly tempered the changes imposed by the CVA 2020.
Unlike the Care Act 2014, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (“MCA 2005”) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (“DoLS”) have not been altered by the Coronavirus Act 2020 (“CVA 2020”). Therefore the challenges for practitioners concern the practicalities of how the existing regime applies during the COVID-19 crisis, rather than new legislative changes.