Secretive court opens doors to journalists – The Independent

Posted December 10th, 2010 in Court of Protection, news, reporting restrictions by sally

“One of Britain’s most secretive courts opened itself to public scrutiny yesterday after a High Court judge lifted reporting restrictions on work done by a hitherto-closed corner of the British justice system.  The Court of Protection oversees cases involving vulnerable people who lack the mental capacity to make key decisions about their life, such as brain-damaged soldiers or people with Alzheimer’s. But its workings were conducted entirely behind closed doors until a successful legal challenge by The Independent earlier this year.”

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The Independent, 9th December 2010