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Court of protection story in The Telegraph

The link is to a story where a local council attempted to stop an elderly lady with dementia from going on a cruise. In this instance the CoP found for the human beings. My experience is that it normally finds for the state however bad the arguments for the state happen to be.


Jake Maverick said…
it's disgusting that they had to take the Council to Court in the first place.....most don't have the means to do that and those who do LIP tend to find any paperrwork filed is simply irnored, evidence destroyed etc....
sounds to me they must havesome money behined them and were able to use/ find a decent solicitor, not a poxy moron....and extremely 'lucky' tehy dnt get their costs back though or comepnsation, never mind anybody jailed for keeping someone prisoner against their will, threats of violence etc....

so lucky in finding that particular judge....but not even a jury? why not just replace ithe whole 'system' with a random lottery type machine? they only costd a few millions apparently, notbillions, but taxpayer's money doesn't count.....

it's not a coincidence that the worse possible scum get into these positions of power in the council or anywhere else in the first place yknow.....

i do hope this couple have the sense to hop off and try claim asylum somewhere b4 being forced back....

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