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- 08/10/19: Man returns home after inherent jurisdiction case. Belfast Telegraph, 'Blind veteran tells judge he is ‘living again’ after going home' (19/3/19) — The article states that Hayden J is overseeing developments at follow-up hearings in London, and that at a hearing the previous week the council's lawyers stated that Douglas Meyers had returned home. The High Court decision is: Southend-On-Sea Borough Council v Meyers  EWHC 399 (Fam).
- 08/10/19: Case (Inherent jurisdiction prevents elderly man from living with son). Southend-On-Sea Borough Council v Meyers  EWHC 399 (Fam) — "The essence of his vulnerability is, in fact, his entirely dysfunctional relationship with his son ... Mr Meyers, I am satisfied, is entirely capable of and has the capacity ... for determining where he wishes to reside and with whom. ... I instinctively recoil from intervening in the decision making of a capacitious adult ... Here Mr Meyers' life requires to be protected and I consider that, ultimately, the State has an obligation to do so. Additionally, it is important to recognise that the treatment of Mr Meyers has not merely been neglectful but abusive and corrosive of his dignity. To the extent that the Court's decision encroaches on Mr Meyers' personal autonomy it is, I believe, a justified and proportionate intervention. The preservation of a human life will always weigh heavily when evaluating issues of this kind. ... The objective here ... is that Mr Meyers be prevented from living with his son, either in the bungalow or in alternative accommodation. I do not compel him to reside in any other place or otherwise limit with whom he should live. ... The impact of the Court's intervention is to limit Mr Meyers's accommodation options but it does not deprive of his physical liberty which is the essence of the right guaranteed by Article 5. ... It is also necessary to restrict the extent of Mr Meyers's contact with his son in order to keep him safe. ... To the extent that this interferes with his Article 8 rights it is, again as I have indicated above, a necessary and proportionate intervention. ... The ideal solution here, it seems to me, would be for Mr Meyers to return to his bungalow with a suitable package of support, his son having been excluded from the property."
- 05/10/19: Case (Claimant not told value of settlement). DXW v PXL  EWHC 2579 (QB) — "In the Application Notice seeking approval of the settlement, the Claimant also sought what has been called an "EXB Order" after the judgment of Foskett J in EXB v FDZ and others !. In that case, Foskett J made what was a novel form of order to the effect that it was not in the best interests of the claimant to know the amount of a settlement of his personal injuries action in circumstances where the court had also determined that the claimant lacked capacity to decide whether or not he should know the amount of the settlement."
- 25/09/19: Event. Court of Protection User Group Meeting (London, 15/10/19) — See Court of Protection User Group for information about the group. Contact Tolu Somade, Business Support Officer to HHJ Hilder (tolulope.somade@Justice.gov.uk) to confirm attendance, before 30/9/19. The meeting will be held at the Court of Protection, First Avenue House, 42-49 High Holborn WC1V 6NP at 2pm.
- Burke Niazi, London - Court of Protection solicitor/paralegal (at least three years' experience)
- Burke Niazi, London - Court of Protection solicitor/paralegal (at least 12 months' experience)
- Reading Voice, Reading - Care Act advocates (listed until 22/11/19)
- Cale Solicitors, Greenwich - Mental Health Law Solicitor/Legal Executive (listed until 20/12/19)
Online CPD scheme providing 12 hours for £60: suitable for solicitors, barristers, psychiatrists, social workers and psychiatric nurses
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- Court of Protection User Group Meeting - London, 15/10/19
- Court of Protection User Group Meeting (London, 15/10/19)
- PELT: Introduction to the MHA - Hoylake, 16/10/19
- Edge Training: Liberty Protection Safeguards - Manchester, 18/10/19
- MHLA: Panel course - London, 28/10/19 and 29/10/19
- PELT: Introduction to MCA and DOLS - Hoylake, 29/10/19
- Edge Training: Mental Capacity and Best Interests Assessments (Advanced) - London, 1/11/19
- Edge Training: BIA Report Writing - London, 8/11/19
- Edge Training: BIA Legal Update (Annual Refresher) - London, 8/11/19
- Edge Training: Self Neglect and the Mental Capacity Act - London, 11/11/19
- Manchester University/AMHPA: Taking Stock conference - Manchester, 15/11/19
- Edge Training: Unconscious Bias Training - London, 18/11/19
- Edge Training: DOLS Authorised Signatories Training - London, 18/11/19
- PELT: Depriving Children and Young People of their Liberty Lawfully - Hoylake, 20/11/19
- Edge Training: Liberty Protection Safeguards - London, 22/11/19
- MHLA: 20th Annual Conference - Birmingham, 22/11/19
- Edge Training: DOL, Children and Young People - London, 25/11/19
- RAB: AMHP Refresher and Re-approval course - London, 25/11/19 to 27/11/19
- PELT: Mental Health Act Masterclass - Legal Update - Hoylake, 27/11/19
- PELT: Introduction to using COP including s21A Appeals - Hoylake, 28/11/19
- Edge Training: Hoarding and the Law - London, 29/11/19
- Edge Training: Sexual relations, contraception, marriage and restricting contact: Article 8 and the MCA - London, 29/11/19
- Edge Training: DOLS MH Assessors Annual Refresher Course - London, 2/12/19
- PELT: Getting ready for Liberty Protection Safeguards - Hoylake, 3/12/19
- Edge Training: 2019 AMHP Conference - London, 6/12/19
- PELT: COP/MCA Masterclass - Legal Update - Hoylake, 12/12/19
- Edge Training: Liberty Protection Safeguards - London, 13/12/19
- Edge Training: MCA and Tenancy Agreements - London, 16/12/19
- Edge Training: BIA Legal Update (Annual Refresher) - London, 16/12/19
- PELT: Becoming a Mental Health Act Administrator - The basics (Hoylake, 10/3/20)
- PELT: Advanced course for Mental Health Act Administrators (Hoylake, 11/3/20)
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