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Leicester City Council v MPZ [2019] EWCOP 64

This was an application by the Local Authority, Leicester City Council, to determine whether or not the Protected Party lacked capacity​ under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (‘MCA’) to make decisions about her residence, care, contact, access to social media and the internet, to enter and surrender a tenancy and to consent to sexual relations.  […]

Maughan v Wilmot [2020] EWHC 885

This is a Judgment given by Mr Justice Mostyn on the 16th April 2020, in relation to previous Costs Orders made in October 2019 and subsequent costs being incurred in Ancillary Relief proceedings. In his Judgment, Mr Justice Mostyn stated that he had to revise his previous disposition made in his October 2019 Judgment.  This […]

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In a recent ACL roundtable meeting Master Gordon-Saker suggested that the natural progression for Court of Protection matters from mandatory electronic filing at the beginning of 2020 would be for Bills of Costs to be submitted in the electronic format. The current electronic Bill of Costs is currently only mandatory in Part 7 Multi-track cases […]

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