Application by Local Health Board concerning dental treatment for P a severely autistic 17 year old with very little ability to communicate directly. The judgment is notable for Hayden J’s dismay at delays in bringing the application.
Judgment concerning whether QJ, an 87 year old suffering from vascular dementia, has capacity regarding the nature and extent of his medical treatment.
Application by health trust to approve a care plan, prepared by P’s daughter and a consultant surgeon, for P who is 71, suffering from a cancer in the mouth that, if left untreated, would be painfully fatal and who lacks capacity to decide on medical treatment. Application approved.
Application for costs where the Public Guardian had sought orders to replace the applicant as attorney and the original suspension of the LPA had been overturned. An order for 50% of costs was made.
Judgement, following an earlier extempore judgment by Hayden J, concerning the framework of applicable law where the Court is faced with making an anticipatory decision that may result in the deprivation of P’s liberty should they lose a capacity in the future, where the matter was urgent and where the health of an unborn child was also at stake.
Application for a declaration that PS lacks capacity to make decisions about contact and, if so, to order that it is in her best interests not to have contact with HS, her former husband.
Application by a mother, who is subject to a civil restraint order, for permission to make a substantive application concerning contact with D, her 20 year-old son who is severely impaired by autism and who is cared for by his father and stepmother. Application refused.
Judgment relating to costs arising from an application by TQ to be made to be made a health and welfare deputy. She is the former key worker for P. P has a life long diagnosis of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (a severe form of epilepsy), cannot walk, requires 24 hour care and has no contact with family members.
Application by local authority for declarations that PWK, who suffers from autism and learning difficulties, lacked capacity in six areas, including over where to reside and about use or possession of a car, in circumstances where he had fluctuating capacity.
Judgment on preliminary issue concerning jurisdiction in proceedings relating to QD, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s who was living with his second wife (KD) in Spain but who flew back to the UK in the company and his son (TD) and daughter (BS) without the wife’s knowledge. They subsequently applied for a range of orders relating to QD’s care that are opposed by KD.
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