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Welfare Cases in the Court of Protection – Adam Mercer, Abigail Walbridge and Katie Mobbs

Posted on 9 February 2015 by Christopher Burns

Adam Mercer and Abigail Walbridge are third year students at Cardiff Law School. Katie Mobbs graduated from Cardiff School of Law and Politics in 2014, and is now working for […]

Quilting and Justice for LB – Lucy Series

Posted on 21 May 2014 by Christopher Burns

On 4th July 2013 Connor Sparrowhawk drowned in a bath in an assessment and treatment unit in Oxfordshire. Connor was a handsome, creative, irreverent young man, who happened to have […]

The Care Quality Commission Raises Concerns About ‘Blanket Rules’ In Mental Health Services – Lucy Series

Posted on 29 January 2014 by Alison Tobin

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has a legal duty to monitor how mental health services are exercising their powers under the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) - a legal framework […]

The Court of Protection and the new Family Court: can publishing judgments prevent moral panics? – Julie Doughty and Lucy Series

Posted on 6 December 2013 by Christopher Burns

The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby has made clear his determination that the new Family Court, to be established in April 2014, will not be saddled with […]

Deprivation of liberty: The media are missing the real story – Lucy Series

Posted on 12 November 2013 by Christopher Burns

Last week the Daily Mail and the Telegraph newspapers covered a recent ruling of the Court of Protection concerning deprivation of liberty.  Mr Justice Jackson ruled that a 67 year […]