Sex, Relationships And The Court Of Protection
The Court of Protection often has to grapple with the most intimate aspects of a person’s private and family life. Sometimes the focus is on whether P has the capacity to make decisions about sex or personal relationships. Sometimes it’s whether a proposed course of action would break the criminal law. Finding the right outcome can be a difficult process and require sensitivity and humanity, as well as intellectual clarity.
Ben McCormack and Helen Curtis of Garden Court North Chambers both have significant experience of working in cases where these issues arise, and this free webinar held on 11 October 2021 gives an update as to the current state of the law and practice.
This webinar is aimed at legal practitioners and those working with them, with an assumed basic knowledge of the topic area.
The webinar slides can be downloaded below:
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Helen’s legal practice concentrates on areas where the liberty of the subject is at stake, particularly in areas of mental health, prisoners and the Court of Protection. She appears before Tribunals, Parole Boards and courts through to the Court of Appeal. Helen is approved as a mediator on the Court of Protection Mediation Panel.
Ben has been a lawyer for the past 20 years, specialising in housing, public law and mental capacity cases. He started out as a solicitor in a small firm on an estate on the outskirts of Manchester, before becoming a barrister at Garden Court North Chambers in 2005.