Deprivation of Liberty


Since the 2014 Supreme Court judgment in Cheshire West, deprivation of liberty has become an onerous and challenging issue for those operating in the care home sector.

Our Healthcare Regulatory team have a wealth of experience in advising health and care providers on mental capacity and deprivation of liberty issues. Our expertise includes the following:

  • Review and drafting of deprivation of liberty policy and procedures
  • Advising on whether DoLS authorisation is required in relation to particular service user
  • Providing advice and representation in relation to DoL challenges brought in the Court of Protection
  • Advising on unlawful deprivation of liberty compensation claims brought against care providers

If you require any further information, Kathryn Riddell, Barry Speker OBE DL or one of our team of healthcare specialist lawyers would be pleased to talk through your requirements and answer any questions. Please contact us at any time.