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.
Tony Harrop-Griffiths reviews this High Court case in which he represented Croydon LBC. The case considered whether a local authority has to assess a person’s needs under the Children Act 1989 when another local authority has found them to be an adult. This case raised issues about which authority should be responsible for the age and needs assessment process (and for providing any support in the meantime) when the person concerned has moved from one authority’s area to another.
We are delighted that 6 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.
Upper Tribunal Judge Coker oversaw some interesting discussions during the Age Assessment Forum we held in partnership with Doughty Street Chambers earlier this week. Applicant and respondent representatives gave their views on current practice and procedure in local authority age assessment cases in the Upper Tribunal and suggested improvements. The event was attended by more […]
Judgment in the case of C v. Royal Borough of Greenwich has been handed down by the High Court. Tony Harrop-Griffiths successfully represented the local authority in the judicial review.
We are especially proud of the fact that we have been recognised as a set for the first time in the Social Housing section. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients for their support during the past year with a special thank you to all those who participated in […]
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients for their support during the past year with a special thank you to all those who participated in the feedback process. ADMINISTRATIVE & PUBLIC LAW — LONDON (BAR) – Band 4 Hilton Harrop-Griffiths – “He is very shrewd, wise, measured and experienced. […]
Field Court Chambers is delighted to announce that 11 members of Chambers have been listed in the Legal 500 2017 edition with a first time listing for Damian Powell. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients for their support during the past year with a special thank you to […]
Hilton Harrop-Griffiths considers the decision of the Administrative Court in R (S) v Croydon LBC  EWHC 265 and the duty on local authorities to accommodate a young person pending the determination of an age assessment.