Mental capacity: A history of local authority interventions

Denzil Lush sheds light on the origins of local authority involvement in mental incapacity proceedings Commissioner Murray was wrong in believing that Cohen’s was the first case of its kind. An almost identical petition had been filed 30 years earlier in 1811, in the matter of Ann Pettman. The primary purpose of this article is …
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Cases Referenced

  • Re TRM [1939] 1 Ch 260