Sunderland City Council v Macpherson [2023] EWCOP 3

Contempt "Sunderland City Council has applied for an order committing the Defendant Lioubov Macpherson to prison for contempt of court by breaching injunctive orders made by the court in Court of Protection proceedings on 30 June 2022. ...[T]he Defendant’s daughter, FP is the protected party in Court of Protection proceedings. She is a very vulnerable woman in her early 30’s who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child, suffered meningitis in adulthood, and who now suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. She lacks capacity to make decisions for herself about where she should live, her care, and her contact with others. This judgment not only sets out the breaches of orders found to constitute contempt of court and the court’s sentencing of the Defendant, but also a determination that whilst reporting of the name of the Defendant will risk revealing the identity of the protected person, FP, there should be no prohibition on the reporting of the Defendant’s identity."


Published on BAILII on 20/1/23. Judgment is dated 20/1/22 but that is a typo.


Full judgment: BAILII


Date: 20/1/23🔍

Court: Court of Protection🔍

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  • Sunderland City Council🔍
  • Lioubov Macpherson🔍

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Published: 6/6/23 20:47

Cached: 2024-07-13 15:38:20