The Court of Protection team here at 9 Gough Chambers are embarking on an exciting series of blogs and podcasts over the coming months. They are designed for members of the public and lawyers interested in contemporary issues arising in the law relating to capacity and the Court of Protection practice.
On 20th September 2017, Mr. Justice Peter Jackson handed down the decision of M v A Hospital which concerned a best interest decision to withdraw clinically assisted nutrition and hydration.
The Supreme Court considered the limits of the Court of Protection's substantive and procedural powers.
The Court of Protection Team at 9 Gough Chambers contains market-leading barristers who are also recognised in Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Public / Family law.
The case of LB of Southwark v KA (Capacity to Marry)  EWCOP 20 concerned a 29 year old man, KA, who had learning disabilities.