Category Archive: Court of Protection

Dec 28

WALES/ENGLAND – Top judge calls for more Court of Protection cases to be made public

A leading judge has called for more cases in the Court of Protection to be made public.     Mr Justice Charles wants to increase public understanding of care cases   Mr Justice Charles, the Judge in Charge of the Court of Protection, said that he wanted to see more of its rulings put in …

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Dec 14

ENGLAND – Judge orders abusive mother and autistic son, 25, to live apart

Local council told to put son in a home after mother kept him in squalid conditions with little food     A vulnerable young man must be forcibly separated from his abusive mother and made to live in a council-run care home against his will, a judge has ordered. Judge Martin Cardinal gave permission for …

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Dec 10

UK – Legal first as court gives go-ahead for sterilisation of disabled man

 A High Court judge made legal history yesterday by sanctioning the sterilisation of a man with learning difficulties because it was in his “best interests”.       The man, 37, known only as DE, from the Midlands, already has one son, born in 2010, with his girlfriend. He was deemed as lacking the capacity …

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Dec 03

WALES/ENGLAND – Sikh woman asks court not to annul marriage to mentally disabled man

A woman who was subjected to an arranged marriage with a man who has severe mental disabilities begged a High Court judge not to annul the union because it would consign her to permanent spinsterhood and ostracism by the Sikh community.   The Court of Protection is at the High Court Photo: Alamy She said the …

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Nov 20

UK – Court asked to sterilise man with learning difficulties

The mother of a man with learning difficulties has asked a court if he can be sterilised to prevent him from having another baby as he does not want children but lacks the mental capacity to resist the “power of sex”.   The High Court Photo: Alamy In a ground-breaking case, the Court of Protection has …

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Nov 18

ENGLAND – NHS Trust in court battle to sterilise disabled man

An NHS trust is fighting a court battle to sterilise a man with moderate learning difficulties.   The High Court Photo: Alamy A judge has been asked to decide whether it is in the man’s best interests to undergo surgical sterilisation by means of a vasectomy. No details about the man’s identity or the trust in …

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