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Local Authority v TZ and NHS v M and K

Lynsey Colman sums up two new Court of Protection cases

16 December 2013

Lynsey Colman sums up two new Court of Protection cases

TZ was born in 1992 and has mild learning difficulties, atypical autism and hyperactivity disorder. He formed a relationship with another man, A, in 2010. He alleged that A sexually assaulted him but no charges were brought against him. He moved into a home that offered him the support he needed and he remains happy living there.

In March 2011, Judge Susan Darwall-Smith ordered that it was in TZ's best interests to remain living at the home and for his contact with A to be restricted. She also directed that an expert psychiatrist be instructed to assess TZ'...

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