Case Law

Deprivation of liberty, disabled children and Cheshire West: Re SM [2024] EWHC 493 (Fam)

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By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction There has been an exponential growth in court applications for deprivation of liberty orders in respect of children and young people in recent times. This has been caused primarily by two factors. Firstly, the decision of the Supreme Court in P v Cheshire West and Chester Council & Anor [2014] UKSC 19 […]

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