We welcome applications from talented barristers with expertise in our core practice areas: Family, Housing, Property, Business, Public law and Court of Protection.
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.
Joshua Swirsky represented the local authority in the deprivation of liberty case of CGM v Luton Borough Council. The court found that if a local authority does not apply for an order under the inherent jurisdiction, a parent can challenge the deprivation of liberty of their child in a specialist school by bringing a writ of habeas corpus.
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.
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.