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Legal Costs of Appeal

Discussion in 'Legal and financial issues' started by In a Whirl, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. In a Whirl

    In a Whirl Registered User

    Feb 23, 2015
    62
    Has anyone had an experience in appealing against a deprivation of liberty order?
    I understand its a Court of Protection matter. Besides costs, how long does it take for a judgment to be made?
     
  2. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,322
    Female
    East Kent
    Sorry I can't help you as have no experience with this.
    I hope you get this sorted to your satisfaction quickly.
    Wanted to give your post a bump to the top as We do have people on here who may be able to help, so do keep checking back here.

    I was wondering if the CAB would be able to help even if they can only put you in contact with Solicitors who have experience with this .
     
  3. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    6,968
    Brixham Devon
    Hi In A Whirl

    Is it possible you can give us some more details? Has the DOL been issued in a CH or Mental Health Institution?

    Take care

    Lyn T XX
     
  4. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    19,038
    Male
    North Manchester
    Is the appeal against the original decision or do you think circumstances have changed?
     
  5. In a Whirl

    In a Whirl Registered User

    Feb 23, 2015
    62
    #5 In a Whirl, Apr 3, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2015
    The aged parent is in a care home & subject to 24 hours supervision.The appeal will be against a DoLS order that has been put into place because of the Cheshire West decision last year. Aged parent does not want to be in a care home. The change in circumstances is a gradual decline due to lack of mental stimulation & reduction in mobility.
     
  6. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    19,038
    Male
    North Manchester
    >>>THIS DOCUMENT<<< gives a good overview of the implications of the Cheshire West judgement.

    The links at the end are especially useful.

    You could study all these links and if you still think the DOLS and the way it is being used is not appropriate ask for a review reinforcing your argument with information from the links.
     
  7. In a Whirl

    In a Whirl Registered User

    Feb 23, 2015
    62
    Thanks, Nitram for links. Specialist Solicitor already briefed to appeal. Just wondering about costs & timescales.
     
  8. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    19,038
    Male
    North Manchester
    Have you asked the solicitor about costs?
    (S)he should be able to tell you any court costs that could be involved depending on how the case progresses.
     

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