“The parties should work together and not rush to court in a litigious way. It is not ready to be heard”: Reflections from a Best Interests Assessor

By Eleanor Tallon, 31st August 2022 As an experienced Best Interests Assessor (practising within the legal framework of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards), I have an avid interest in the Open Justice Court of Protection Project which is aligned with my passion to promote human rights.  I find that both reading the reflective blogs and participating as an observerContinue reading “The parties should work together and not rush to court in a litigious way. It is not ready to be heard”: Reflections from a Best Interests Assessor

‘Micro-management’ or appropriate case management by the court for a ‘dangerous young man’?

Framing the issues around ED being a ‘dangerous young man’ served no purpose here in my view, other than to cast him in a pejorative light. I can’t see much difference between this, and the (regular, in my experience) casting of all of someone’s actions and ‘behaviours’ being attributed to their ‘personality’ – usually in the context of the professional concerned looking for a way out of having to think more about how they might need to adapt in order to help.