Re Peter Jones [2014] EWCOP 59

The importance of ‘best interests’ in statutory wills. Judge: District Judge EldergillCitation: [2014] EWCOP 59 Summary This case concerned an application, under s18(1)(i) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 for authority to execute a statutory will on behalf of P. District Judge Eldergill heard the application and brought to the attention of the court the need […]

The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis v ZH (by his litigation friend, GH) and (1) Liberty, (2) Equality and Human Rights Commission (Interveners) [2013] EWCA Civ 69

The practical application of the Mental Capacity Act in emergency situations. Judge:Citation: [2013] EWCA Civ 69 Summary ZH was a 16 year old boy with both autism and learning difficulties, who was standing near water at a public swimming pool fixated by it. The police failed to consult with his carer prior to proceeding to handle […]

Recent Upper Tier Tribunal Successes

Mrs TchoroleevaAppeal allowed in complicated Pension Credit case on dual nationality. Mrs NoorAppeal allowed in case concerning Disability Living Allowance mobility component as Judge erred at law. Mrs GiancroeAppeal allowed in complicated Jobseeker’s Allowance case as Judge erred at law. Mrs BegumAppeal allowed. Previous decision set aside as Judge failed to consider what work related […]