AB v HT and others

Mental health – Persons who lack capacity. On the accepted medical evidence, a 37-year-old woman, M, lacked capacity in six areas, namely, residence, care arrangements, contact with others, whether to marry, consent to sexual relations and giving evidence, and the court had the power to make decisions concerning disputed issues as to what was in M's best interests. The Court of Protection further made findings of fact, declared that M and a man were not married under English law, maintained existing contact arrangements, and terminated her father's appointment as M's property and affairs deputy.

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