Re MN (Adult)

Mental health – Court of Protection. The parents of MN, who lacked capacity, appealed against the judge's decision that the Court of Protection should not embark upon a best-interests analysis of a hypothetical possibility. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the appeal, gave reasons why the Court of Protection should not embark upon a best-interests analysis of a hypothetical possibility. It then concluded that the judge had been right in all respects and essentially for the reasons she had given. Further, she had correctly found that a human rights claim had to be clearly identified and properly pleaded.

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