Category Archive: Mental Capacity

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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Feb 01

UK – Mental health services must involve patients in their care decisions, says CQC annual report

Compulsory Treatment Orders increase 10% in the last year  The Care Quality Commission’s Mental Health Act Annual Report reveals that 15 per cent of people receiving care under the Act are not being involved in the decisions made about their care.  The CQC says that mental health services must do more to ensure that the …

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Jan 11

ENGLAND – Woman with limited mental capacity can have her baby

A pregnant woman with significant mental health impairments will not have to undergo an abortion after a senior judge ruled that she had enough capacity to decide whether she wanted to become a mother. The decision is a significant ruling which underlines the important legal point that those who lack the mental capacity to make …

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