The Ministry of Justice has published a page on the gov.uk website bringing together guidance for legal professionals on the new rules for various areas of legal practice. The page can be found here....
It is 27 years since Denzil Lush first produced this book, some subsequent editions of which one has had the pleasure of reviewing for Family Law, and which, for some reason, does not figure as much...
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As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision in P (By His
Litigation Friend the Official Solicitor) v Cheshire West and Chester Council
and Another; P and Q (By Their Litigation Friend the Official Solicitor) v
Surrey County Council
 UKSC 19,  COPLR 313 (‘Cheshire
West’), we are presently witnessing something very unique, something
historical. And that is the mass authorisation of deprivation of liberty of a
significant proportion of the disabled population. Tens of millions of pounds
are being diverted from health and social care budgets to authorise
deprivations of liberty on an industrial scale. Up and down the country – as
Art 5 ECHR takes hold – an additional layer of legal procedures are now
required to oversee health and social care. We are in the throes of what might
be called a great confinement.
Whether the Supreme Court
was right to lower the threshold for deprivation of liberty beyond that
presently recognised by the European Court of Human Rights remains to be seen.
No one will ultimately know unless and until