Edward Hayes Court of Protection and Deprivation of Liberty lawyers have seen a large increase in work following nationwide instructions from Newcastle, London and Southampton court of protection cases involving deprivation of liberty and family disputes. The families of those deemed to lack capacity often have to deal with difficulties in accessing and consenting to the provision of healthcare and community care services.
Disputes can occur when decisions are made by families or public sector providers regarding issues such as the withdrawal of medical treatment and what kind of care is needed in accordance with the best interests of the individual. Similar issues can arise in regard to children who are usually unable to give valid consent for medical treatment.
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