Re AMH [2015] EWCOP 70

WTLR Issue: May 2016 #159

In the matter of: AMH

THE PUBLIC GUARDIAN

V

1. ALH

2. KEH

Analysis

AMH was born on 31 October 1936. She lived with her husband in Greenwich until 1999, when they retired and moved to Kent. They had three children, Audrey, Kevin, and Robbie. Robbie died in 2005. Robbie’s son Rocky lived with AMH between 1990 and 2013, and was very close to her. AMH’s husband died in 2007. AMH suffered from Lewy Body dementia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and epilepsy, and lived in a nursing home in Westgate-on-Sea. Her care was funded by NHS Continuing Health Care.

Counsel details

Fatima Chandoo of the Office of the Public Guardian (PO Box 16185, Birmingham, B2 2WH, tel 0333 456 0300, e-mail customerservices@publicguardian.gsi.gov.uk) for the applicant.

The first respondent appeared in person and unrepresented.

The second respondent neither appeared nor was represented.

 

Cases referenced

Cases in bold have further reading - click to view.

  • P v Cheshire West and Chester Council [2014] UKSC 19

Legislation referenced

Legislation in bold has further reading - click to view.

  • Mental Capacity Act 2005, s22, s22(3)(b), s22(4),s22(4)(b), s23(3)a, s58(1)(c)