Residence, care, sex and marriage: an (unusual) successful appeal on capacity – Mental Capacity Law and Policy

Posted April 23rd, 2024 in Court of Protection, learning difficulties, local government, news by sally

‘Re ZZ (Capacity) [2024] EWCOP 21 is an example of a relatively species of case, namely a successful appeal in relation to capacity. At first instance, HHJ Burrows had found that ZZ had capacity make decisions about residence, sexual relations and marriage. The local authority appealed his conclusions, the appeal being opposed by ZZ through his litigation friend the Official Solicitor.’

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Mental Capacity Law and Policy, 22nd April 2024