A County Council v MB [2010] EWHC 2508 (COP)

Court of Protection case about 'DOLS breakdowns'. [Official summary available.]

Official summary

The following is an extract from Judiciary of England and Wales, 'Court of Protection Report 2010' (July 2011).

23. Re MB, A County Council v MB, JB, and A Residential Home [2010] EWHC 2508 (COP) (Mr Justice Charles, 22 October 2010). www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/COP/2010/2508.html Mrs MB was 80 and suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. She was admitted to A Residential Home on 22 February 2010. She successfully sought a declaration that from the expiry of a standard DOLS authorisation at midnight on 29 March 2010 until the making of an order by the court on 13 April 2010, she was unlawfully deprived of her liberty at A Residential Home, in breach of her Article 5 rights.


[2011] All ER (D) 49 (May)

External link


Neil Allen, 'A County Council v MB (2010) EWHC 2085: Lessons to be learned / guidance / good practice', 22/10/10 - A summary of the guidance