Supreme Court hands down decision on the joint appeals of Cheshire West and P&Q

By Laura Jolley

The Supreme Court has handed down the long-awaited judgment in relation to P v Cheshire West and Chester Council (& Ors) and P and Q v Surrey County Council (referred to in the judgment as MIG and MEG). The Lords agreed that P was deprived of his liberty and by a four-to-three majority decided that MIG and MEG were also deprived of their liberty.

The judgment will be of particular interest to clients struggling with the question as to whether or not someone is considered to be deprived of their liberty in relation to article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights…

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