Case Law

Community deprivation of liberty and erring on the side of caution: AB [2020] EWCOP 39

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By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction The controversial Supreme Court decision known as Cheshire West set an extremely low threshold for the meaning of deprivation of liberty. Consequently, the numbers of those now considered deprived of their liberty has increased 18-fold in England compared to the situation pre-Cheshire West. The public sector has struggled to cope with […]

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