*Re X and others (Deprivation of Liberty)

Mental health – Court of Protection. Following the Supreme Court decision in Surrey County Council v P and others[2014] All ER (D) 185 (Mar), a concern arose following the judgment around the practical and procedural implications for the Court of Protection of what had been agreed would be the large increase in its case-load of, deprivation of liberty (DoL) cases which would follow in consequence of the Supreme Court's decision. In order to address the increase, the Court of Protection devised a standardised, and so far as possible 'streamlined', process, compatible with all the requirements of art 5 of the European Convention of Human Rights.

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