Case Law

Inherent jurisdiction and vulnerable adults: Redcar and Cleveland BC v PR [2019] EWHC 2305 (Fam) and Wakefield MDC v DN [2019] EWHC 2306 (Fam)

The word 'vulnerable' spelt out Photo: Chris Titze/AdobeStock


By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction The inherent jurisdiction of the High Court, sometimes referred to as the “great safety net”, exists to fill gaps left by the law. Historically, in relation to adults, the courts had developed this jurisdiction primarily to protect those lacking decision-making capacity. As a result of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA), […]

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