“…it was reassuring to witness a judge who acted with empathy for the family’s concerns whilst ensuring that P remained the primary focus. Judge Hilder skilfully found solutions to empower both P and her family throughout the process by suggesting ways to involve them as much as possible.”
“…The person at the centre of the case (“F”) was described as an intelligent, articulate woman. She is 38 years old and has end-stage kidney failure. She had refused dialysis between 28 July and 11 August 2020 and was at a real risk of dying…”
“… there is a difference between open justice and comprehensible justice. It is one thing for people to be able to come to court (whether in person or, at present, largely remotely) and another for them to be able to follow what is going on there…”
“…We look forward to our project playing a role in championing the values of Transparency and Disability Justice in the Court of Protection.”
The opportunity to observe Court of Protection hearings from the comfort of my own home and learn how the courts are adapting to this new normal is truly exciting…
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