Deprivation of Liberty at an Urgent Hearing

By Caroline Hanman[1] – 17th November 2020 The person at the centre of this hearing (pseudonymised as “Michael” in this post) is a young man under the age of 18. He’s autistic and he has learning difficulties and ADHD (“attention deficit hyperactivity disorder”).  He sometimes exhibits challenging behaviour which on occasion has resulted in physical injury toContinue reading “Deprivation of Liberty at an Urgent Hearing”

A Litigant in Person returns to the virtual court – Navigating Approaches to Care when Family and Local Authority Disagree – Part 2, One Week On

“…I also recognise that I may hear things that I disagree with in the course of a hearing. When something unexpected is said, I noted that the Judge needs to quickly form a view on whether it is relevant to the hearing or not, and if not, let it go…”

Navigating Approaches to Care when Family and Local Authority Disagree

By Hilary Paxton – 31st July, 2020 On 29 June I started a job as a 2-day per week trainee Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) and Relevant Person’s Representative (RPR) for an advocacy provider in Yorkshire. I am currently doing my induction and lots of training.  I have never worked with the Court of ProtectionContinue reading “Navigating Approaches to Care when Family and Local Authority Disagree”

Protection versus Autonomy and Pragmatism versus Principle: A Balancing Act in the Court of Protection

“This is an account of a Court of Protection hearing before Mr Justice Hayden in the case of Re ‘D’ on Friday 19th June 2020. In it I aim to provide an insight into the hearing itself, and — as someone with a keen interest in the law but no legal qualifications — what it was like to observe…”

Making Transparency a Reality in the Court of Protection: A Rallying Call for Autistic Pride Day 2020

By Gill Loomes-Quinn – 18th June, 2020 Today is Autistic Pride Day. It is the fifteenth time June 18th has marked the celebration since it was inaugurated by the campaign and solidarity group Aspies for Freedom in 2005, and subsequently taken up and developed both on- and offline by the autistic rights movement globally. AsContinue reading “Making Transparency a Reality in the Court of Protection: A Rallying Call for Autistic Pride Day 2020”