Spotlight
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...
Spotlight
Latest articles
Family Law Awards adds a Wellbeing Award - enter now
This past year has been different for everyone, but family law professionals working on the front line of family justice have faced a more challenging, stressful and demanding time than most. To...
Perspectives on civil partnerships and marriages in England and Wales: aspects, attitudes and assessments
IntroductionThis article considers the developments since the turn of the century in the provision of new options for same sex and opposite sex couples to formalise their unions with full legal...
Family Law journal - take the survey and you could win £50 worth of vouchers
Do you subscribe to Family Law journal?Our aim is to provide all subscribers of Family Law with compelling, insightful and helpful content that you enjoy reading and find useful in your...
Commencement date of 6 April 2022 announced for the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020
The Ministry of Justice has announced that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (DDSA 2020), which received Royal Assent on 25 June 2020, will now have a commencement date of 6 April 2022....
HMCTS blog highlights the use of video hearing due to COVID-19
HM Courts & Tribunals Service has published a blog detailing the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on hearings. Pre-pandemic, HMCTS states that the use of video technology for live participation...
View all articles
Authors

VULNERABLE ADULT: RT v LT and A Local Authority [2010] EWCA Fam 1910

Sep 29, 2018, 17:30 PM
Slug : 2010EWCA1910
Meta Title :
Meta Keywords :
Canonical URL :
Trending Article : No
Prioritise In Trending Articles : No
Date : Aug 13, 2010, 11:20 AM
Article ID : 91301

(Family Division; Sir Nicholas Wall P; 27 July 2010)

The vulnerable adult had a long-history of psychiatric problems and was diagnosed as having Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDAS). The adult had significant problems with social interaction and behaviour but only mild learning disability. The adult was resistant to care and medical intervention when she was placed in residential care. It was difficult to tell how much the adult understood, because she deliberately avoided hearing information that she did not want to hear. The adult had significant problems in balancing information but had a genuine wish to return home.

The issue was whether the adult lacked capacity regarding residence. Application of Mental Capacity Act 2005, ss 1-3. Pre-Act authority was not relevant and plain words of the Act were to be directly applied to the facts and complicating factors should be avoided.

__________________________________________________________________

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 :
Authors
Provider :
Product Bucket :
Recommend These Products
Related Articles
Load more comments
Comment by from