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What’s in a name? Privacy in the Court of Protection

26th June 2019

Open justice demands that the public have a right to know what decisions our Judges make and how our system of justice works.   In civil claims where parties choose to bring a case, there is a presumption that open justice will include access to the names of all those involved.  But in the Court of Protection, people do not choose to bring a case to court, but are compelled to be involved in court proceedings because they lack capacity to make decisions for themselves. These issues are all the more important where the judicial decisions are about life and death, whether people can have sex, marry, live at home, or see their closest family members. Usually their right to privacy is ensured by Court Order.

In this evening seminar, which will be chaired by Michael Mylonas QC, our panel will consider the following questions:
What does the Court Order actually mean? And what happens when someone breaches an Order? And what happens in other jurisdictions, where the right to anonymity is less closely guarded?  And most critically – have we got the balance right?

Wednesday 26th June 2019
5.30pm – 7pm
Followed by networking drinks

Please book your place by contacting our Client Care team. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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