Case Law

Appointment of personal welfare deputies: Re Lawson, Mottram and Hopton [2019] EWCOP 22

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By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction This test case resulted from a high profile campaign by the parents of three young people with learning disabilities. They sought to change the law to make it the default position that parents should be appointed by the Court of Protection as deputies – and so giving them decision-making authority on […]

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