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Judgment published in an important and long-running Court of Protection case

News | Wed 21st Feb, 2018

In London Borough of Brent v NB [2017] EWCOP 34 Senior Judge Hilder published her judgment considering whether it was in the best interests of P, a 22 year old with dyskinetic tetraplegic cerebral palsy, to undertake a 12-week period of intensive support and assessment at a rehabilitation centre. P’s capacity to make that decision was in issue but he had expressed a wish not to attend. The judgment contains a detailed review of how the Court considers best interests of P fits within an intractable dispute between care givers and family member.

Ed Lamb was instructed by P’s father. Judgment can be read here.

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