Practice Guidance

The inherent jurisdiction of the High Court and vulnerable adults

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What the inherent jurisdiction is and what it can and cannot do, in relation to safeguarding vulnerable adults, what makes an adult ‘vulnerable’ and what to think about when making an application under the inherent jurisdiction. The guide includes summaries and analyses of key case law.

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