Jonathan regularly acts for the Official Solicitor, local authorities, NHS Trusts and family members in health and welfare proceedings. These proceedings often include a person being deprived of their liberty and the court making decisions as to where it is in the person’s best interests to reside and receive care.
In addition to representing parties before the Court of Protection, Jonathan also represents parties before the Family Court and, therefore, is well placed to act in those matters which cross jurisdictions.
DM v Y City Council  EWCOP 13
Represented DM, by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor, on an application for the court to determine (a) whether DM, who was an abstinent alcoholic, should continue to reside and be cared for at a care home which forbade alcohol, or (b) whether he should be moved, as he wished to be, to a home which allowed the consumption of alcohol. Bodey J commented that the case had been “thoughtfully argued” by Mr Bellamy on behalf of DM’s litigation friend, the Official Solicitor.
Re RS  EWCOP 56
Represented RS, by her litigation friend, the Official Solicitor, in a hearing which considered the scope of reports ordered pursuant to section 49 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Re KW  EWCOP 53
Represented the local authority in proceedings brought pursuant to section 21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to challenge a person’s deprivation of liberty.