Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Peter Jackson J - sitting in the Court of Protection - has held that, in the context of Steven Neary's case, certain media outlets may be represented at hearings - see London Borough of Hillingdon v Steven Neary and Mark Neary [2011] EWHC 413 (COP).    The case is a very disturbing application of Deprivation of Liberty powers in relation to a vulnerable person.  This ruling applies just to the Neary case and is not therefore to be regarded as a precedent since the facts of individual cases will differ.   Nevertheless, it is a good result for casting light upon the workings of this court.  The Telegraph 1st March - "Secretive Court of Protection in legal reporting first over man's battle with Council."

Previous posts: 9th December 2010 and 22nd December 2010.
Other Blogs:  CharonQC 2nd March 2011  and Anna Raccoon blog and Anna Raccoon 6th December.

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