Jul 22, 2021
High Court gives green light for challenge to DWP consultation on development of new strategy for disabled people
The High Court has allowed four disabled individuals to bring a judicial review challenge of how the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Thérèse Coffey, conducted the consultation on a proposed new national strategy for people with disabilities.
Jul 19, 2021
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched an inquiry that will consider the effectiveness of existing methods of challenging local authority decisions about individuals’ entitlements to adult social care or support in England and Wales, including – but not limited to – complaints to local authorities and Ombuds, and judicial review.
Jul 14, 2021
No need to change on ‘Freedom Day’ how family courts and Court of Protection have been operating, says Family President
The President of the Family Division has ruled out issuing firm guidance on how the family courts and the Court of Protection should approach their work after 19 July – dubbed ‘Freedom Day’ – when coronavirus restrictions are lifted by the Government.
Jul 07, 2021
Integrated care boards to replace clinical commissioning groups as Government unveils Health and Care Bill
England is to be divided into integrated care boards and partnerships responsible for bringing together local NHS and local government, such as social care, mental health and public health advice.
Jul 05, 2021
Court of Appeal makes no order for costs after allowing appeal by mother against Court of Protection order discharging her as party to proceedings
The Court of Appeal has made no order for costs in a case where it allowed a mother's appeal against an order made in the Court of Protection discharging her as a party to proceedings concerning her highly vulnerable 19-year-old daughter.
Jul 05, 2021
The Supreme Court will next week (15 July) hear a case over whether, to have capacity to decide to have sexual relations with another person, a person needs to understand that the other person must have the capacity to consent to the sexual activity and must in fact consent before and throughout the sexual activity.
Jul 01, 2021
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has adapted its routine inspections system drawing on the experience of a year of working under pandemic restrictions.
Jun 17, 2021
County council to reconsider assessment of Disability Related Expenses, following Ombudsman investigation
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found Essex County Council at fault after it told two women that their Disability Related Expenses (DREs) for Deputy services, which a court appointed, were too expensive to cover.
Jun 14, 2021
Family President launches rapid consultation on remote, hybrid and in-person hearings in family justice system and Court of Protection
The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has launched a two-week rapid consultation on remote, hybrid and in-person hearings in the family justice system and the Court of Protection.
Jun 09, 2021
Court of Protection judge considers how supervisory bodies should evidence their scrutiny of requests for authorisation of deprivation of liberty
An error in someone’s name on a form did not invalidate a standard authorisation, the Court of Protection has decided.