The court had to determine i) whether the P had the capacity to marry, to make a will and to enter into a prenuptial agreement; and 2) whether he should be told about the amount of his estate. The court ruled that all applications should succeed.
The P has an acquired brain injury as a result of a deliberate injection of insulin by his father when he was 12 months old. He was now in a relationship with his fiancee and wished to marry her, enter into a prenuptial agreement and be told the value of his estate (which was substantial as he had received a compensation award from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority in respect of his injuries). The Deputy did not agree that he should be told about the extent of his estate.
The court agreed that the P had capacity to marry, make a will, enter into a prenuptial agreement and be told the value of his estate. The reasons for the decision about the value of his estate were, amongst others:
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