Case Law

Parental capacity to consent to section 20: Newcastle City Council v WM & Ors [2015]

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By Michael Jones, barrister, Deans Court Chambers, Manchester. The judgement in these care proceedings highlights the courts’ concerns about ‘misuse’ section of 20 accommodation for extended periods and how capacity to consent to it is obtained. This was the final hearing of a local authority’s application for care and placement orders in respect of three […]

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