Getting to grips with Cheshire West

In the months since the landmark decision of the Supreme Court in Cheshire West, the courts have continued to put into effect Lady Hale’s ‘acid test’.

In early June, the president of the Court of Protection, Sir James Munby convened an extraordinary two-day hearing to consider how the court is to deal with the additional work that will follow the Supreme Court’s ruling. In Re X and others in what he calls a preliminary ruling and handed down on 7 August, the president gets to grips with many of the practical issues facing the court and those using it. A full summary will follow shortly.

Simon Burrows was instructed by Rochdale Council in one of the cases…

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