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Bridget Dolan QC secures HRA damages award for claimant after wrongly enforced cessation of sexual relations

18th August 2017

Bridget acted for the successful claimant in this unique claim for damages for breach of Article 8 ECHR brought against a local authority who wrongfully failed to provide sexual education to a learning disabled man for over a year.

The LA had in the meantime required him to cease sexual relations with his wife on the grounds of his lack of capacity.

It required an application to the the Court of Protection before sex education was eventually provided Mr CH who then demonstrated his capacity and so could resume marital sexual relations.

Bridget was instructed on behalf of the Official Solicitor by Caroline Hurst of Switalskis.

You can read the judgment here.

This case has attracted considerable press attention, both nationally (please click here) and internationally (please click here and here).

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