Case Law

Deprivation of liberty of 16/17 year olds and court applications: KL (A Minor: deprivation of liberty) [2022] EWCOP 24

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By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction When it comes to 16- and 17-year-olds who lack capacity to consent to arrangements, any deprivation of liberty proposed by a local authority must be authorised by a court. The so-called “Re X” procedure introduced a streamlined process to enable the Court of Protection to authorise non-contentious deprivations of liberty, including […]

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