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.
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 […]
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.
Hilton Harrop-Griffiths considers whether the High Court has jurisdiction to attach a power of arrest to a non-molestation injunction, granted under its inherent jurisdiction, for the benefit of a vulnerable adult.
Hilton Harrop-Griffiths and pupil barrister Eirwen Pierrot write for Local Government Lawyer
Hilton Harrop-Griffiths writes for Private Client Adviser