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.
Care providers and supervisory bodies responsible for DoLS requests need to be aware that the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards have not been changed by the Coronavirus Act 2020. They continue to apply in full.
Amid the current public health crisis, the Coronavirus Act 2020 has relaxed Care Act requirements for local authorities to assess or meet social care needs. But how should local authorities approach this “easement” relating to meeting needs?
The Supreme Court has today handed down judgment in the case of Re D (A Child).
Jonathan Cowen and Eleanor Sibley successfully represented Birmingham City Council in the Court of Appeal in an appeal against a decision of the Court of Protection that a 16 year old disabled child (D), who lacked capacity to make decisions about his residence and care, was deprived of his liberty in a residential placement in […]
R (on the application of GS) v London Borough of Camden  EWHC 1762 (Admin) Issues and background facts In R (GS) v London Borough of Camden  EWHC 1762 (Admin) (“GS”) Marquand J considered the Claimant’s challenge by way of judicial review to the Defendant’s decision, following an assessment under the Care Act […]