Re AH; AH v Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust  EWHC 276 (COP)
(1) The case concerned the proposal to move 12 adults from a specialist residential service (SRS) to alternative homes, and this judgment is a 'firm provisional decision' on one case in the hope of assisting resolution of all cases. (2) It was clearly not in AH's best interests to be moved: only the closure of SRS could justify the turmoil of a move. (3) This case illustrates the point that guideline policies (here, the campus closure programme) cannot be treated as universal solutions.
Before: Peter Jackson J
Hearing: 24-27 January 2011
Judgment: 17 February 2011
Miss Jenni Richards (instructed by Mackintosh Law) for the Applicant
Mr Sydney Chawatama (instructed by Capsticks Solicitors LLP) for the Respondents
AH (by his litigation friend RH) v (1) Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (2) Ealing Primary Care Trust
Case No: COP11868544
Thanks to Alex Ruck Keene (39 Essex Chambers) for providing the judgment.