Family Court Practice, The
Order the 2021 edition due out in May
Court of Protection Practice 2021
'Court of Protection Practice goes from strength to strength, having...
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance Tenth Edition
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance is an authoritative specialist text...
Latest articles
Profession: Expert Witness
The value of a family business or business interest is treated as an asset and therefore part of the matrimonial pot to be distributed when it comes to negotiating a financial settlement on divorce or...
How does a jointly held property pass on death?
When meeting with clients to discuss their succession planning, many cannot recall whether their property is held jointly as joint tenants or jointly as tenants in common. The distinction is that with...
Unequal chances? Ethnic disproportionality in child welfare and family justice
Many have experienced their own Black Lives Matter moment in the last 12 months, a sharp realisation of entrenched prejudices and inequalities that still exist in our society.In the family justice...
Changes to the law on Domestic Abuse
Official statistics (ONS (2016), March 2015 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW)) show that around 2 million people suffer from some form of domestic abuse each year in the UK. In...
Managing costs in complex children cases
In November 2020 Spice Girl Mel B was in the news, despairing about how the legal costs of trying to relocate her daughter Madison from the US to England were likely to bankrupt her, leading to her...
View all articles

VULNERABLE ADULT/ WELFARE: G v E (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor), Manchester City Council and F

Sep 29, 2018, 17:36 PM
Slug : 11102010GE
Meta Title :
Meta Keywords :
Canonical URL :
Trending Article : No
Prioritise In Trending Articles : No
Date : Nov 19, 2010, 03:35 AM
Article ID : 93119

(Court of Protection; Baker J; 11 October 2010)

A young adult was placed with foster carers as child. Concerns about some comments by the vulnerable adult led to a safeguarding referral, during which the vulnerable adult was removed from the carer and placed in a residential unit.  A safeguarding investigation proved inconclusive.  

The judge reviewed the Mental Capacity Act 2005 as amended and concluded that adult was undoubtedly being deprived of liberty. The judge decided that the adult should not to be returned to the carer in interim, but later, however, ordered the return of the adult to the carer.

An application was made for the appointment of the carer and sister as deputies for personal welfare and an application was made by the sister to act as litigation friend in place of the Official Solicitor. The application for appointment deputies was refused and complaints against the Official Solicitor were rejected. It was not necessary for the adult's carer and sister to be appointed deputies in order for the carer role to be fulfilled.  Routine decisions could be taken by the carer, including decisions about holidays and respite care; decisions about education were to be taken collaboratively, and; decisions about medical care were to be taken by treating clinicians in consultation with the carer and sister.  Any disagreement would lead to an application to the Court of Protection. 


Family Law Reports

Family Law Reports are relied upon by the judiciary, barristers and solicitors and the reports are cited daily in court and in judgments.

They contain verbatim case reports of every important Family Division, Court of Appeal, House of Lords and European courts case, and also includes practice directions, covering the whole range of family law, public and private child law.

Categories :
  • Archive
  • Judgments
Tags :
Provider :
Product Bucket :
Recommend These Products
Related Articles
Load more comments
Comment by from