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Forced sterilisation case heard in public
On 15 February 2011 Hedley J ordered that a case proceeding in the Court of Protection which featured medical information of the highest sensitivity should be held in open court. The Court of Protection normally hears such cases in private. The case concerned a young woman aged 21 with severe lear...
Court of Protection names guilty council
The Court of Protection has lifted its usual anonymity rule and named a local council it rebuked for breaching the Article 5 and 8 rights of a 19-year-old man with serious learning difficulties and severe physical disabilities. Baker J's original judgment was subject to reporting restrictions which...
Media access to Court of Protection
The Independent newspaper has won the right to attend and report on a case in the Court of Protection. Its report of the ruling of Hedley J is here. The Court of Protection is empowered to make decisions about the property, affairs, healthcare and personal welfare of adults who lack capacity. I...
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This blog features regular postings on developments in UK privacy law written by specialist lawyers at RPC. The postings are intended to keep RPC's Privacy Law Handbook (see below) as up-to-date as possible and while postings do refer readers to relevant sections of the book, we hope and intend that the blog will also be a useful source of current information to those without access to the book.