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Case Law: V v Associated Newspapers Ltd and Ors, Court of Protection orders continued reporting restrictions after death – Rosalind English

kidney_dialysisIn the case of V v Associated Newspapers Ltd ([2016] EWCOP 21) the Court of Protection ruled that where a court has restricted the publication of information during proceedings that were in existence during a person’s lifetime, it has not only the right but the duty to consider, when requested to do so, whether that information should continue to be protected following the person’s death. Continue reading

Court of Protection pilot scheme: an experiment in greater transparency – Paul Magrath

Court of ProtectionThe last few years have seen a gradual process of opening up the Family Courts to greater public scrutiny, partly to comply better with the principle of open justice (that “justice must not only be done, but must be seen to be done”) and partly to dispel the notion that justice administered in private hearings must have something to hide and cannot be fully accountable. Continue reading

Case Law: Re G (Adult), Press has no direct role in welfare proceedings in Court of Protection – Rosalind English

2646_MunbyIn the case of Re G (Adult) (Associated Newspapers Limited intervening) ([2014] EWCOP 1361) Sir James Munby, President of the Court of Protection ruled that the Daily Mail has no standing to be joined as a party in welfare proceedings in relation to a vulnerable adult who has been declared by the courts as lacking capacity under the Mental Capacity Act.  Continue reading

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