Case Law

Capacity to engage in sexual relations: A Local Authority v JB [2021] UKSC 52

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By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction A decision that a person lacks capacity in respect of sexual relations can have profound and far-reaching implications. For instance, it will mean that the individual will be deprived of all sexual relations, because no other person can consent on their behalf. The sexual partner of the individual may also be […]

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