Case Law

Deprivation of liberty in the family home: Re AEL (Mental Capacity Act 2005) [2021] EWCOP 9

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By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction It is estimated that each year the Court of Protection deals with almost 4,000 cases where a person who lacks the relevant capacity is being deprived of their liberty in a community setting, including in their own home or family home. In the majority of cases, there are no objections to […]

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