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A Local Authority v SA (by her children’s guardian LJ) [2005] EWHC 2942 (Fam)

This case raised novel questions about the court’s inherent jurisdiction in relation to vulnerable adults.  The adult in this case was SA, who had been made a ward of court as a minor, in order to protect her from an unsuitable arranged marriage.  Having reached her majority, the question for the court was whether it […]

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A Local Authority v (1) Mrs A (By Her Litigation Friend The Official Solicitor) (2) Mr A (2010) EWHC 1549 (Fam)

The local authority in this case applied to the Court of Protection for an interim declaration that Mrs A lacked capacity to decide to use contraception and that it would be in her best interests to do so. Mrs A has severe learning disabilities. Since 2002 she had been in receipt of support from the

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Return to Case Index Return to the Law database A Health Authority v X & Others (2001)

Medical records – confidentiality – human rights – privacy There was a compelling public interest requiring the disclosure of medical records to a health authority investigating allegations that medical practitioners had breached their terms of service. However, domestic law imposed on each public body an obligation to take appropriate steps to preserve confidentiality when transmitting

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R (on the app of SH through her litigation friend MH) v Norfolk County Council & Sec State for Health and Social Care [2020]

This was a challenge to Norfolk’s adult social care charging policy on the grounds that it discriminated against severely disabled people contrary to Article 14 ECHR (Human Rights Act). The challenge was brought on behalf of SH, a 24-year-old woman with Down’s Syndrome, Severe Learning Difficulties and Physical Disabilities who lived with her mother (MH).

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