Archive for May 2016

  • 19/05/2016

    YW, Re [2016] EWCOP 18 (24 March 2016)

    This case concerned an application by the Public Guardian to revoke a Lasting Power of Attorney for property and financial affairs. The proceedings related to Yvonne, who was born on 12 December 1935. She owned a care home, which her husband set up in 1984. He died in 1995. She […]

  • 19/05/2016

    Re W (Medical Treatment : Anorexia) [2016] EWCOP 13 (26 February 2016)

    In this case, Miss W, a young woman aged 28, had suffered from anorexia nervosa for 20 years. Since the age of 11, she had had six admissions for inpatient treatment, amounting to about 10 years in total. Her current admission had lasted for 2½ years and yet, despite the […]

  • 19/05/2016

    Paper and CCMS Legal Aid – The Differences

    When applying for and claiming costs under a Legal Aid Certificate, there are a number of differences between paper and CCMS claims which are worth noting. Legal Aid Certificate – Amendments & Cost Limitation The first most obvious difference is the format of the Legal Aid Certificate.  On a paper […]

  • 19/05/2016

    FM (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 189 (23 March 2016)

    This was a Judgment given by Mr Justice Baker, Lord Justice McFarlane and Lady Justice Sharp in respect of an Appeal against a Special Guardianship Order.  The Appeal was issued by the mother in relation to the Special Guardianship Order made in respect of her son, F, on 03/11/15 by […]

  • 19/05/2016

    AH, Re [2016] EWCOP 9 (02 February 2016)

    The matter concerned an elderly spinster who was one of 4 siblings. She had dementia since 2010 and lived in a nursing home. Prior to that she lived in the family home which she had inherited from her mother. In late 2010 she executed a LPA in favour of her […]

  • 19/05/2016

    CS [2016] EWCOP 10 (22 January 2016)

    This was an application by a NHS Trust in respect of a young woman who was said to lack capacity and they sought an order that it would be in her best interests for her to undergo surgery to terminate her current pregnancy. The facts were that the Respondent (represented […]

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