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RE: A (Capacity: Social Media and Internet Use: Best Interests)

A judgment has been handed down on the Court of Protection case of Re: A (Capacity: Social Media and Internet Use: Best Interests) by the Honourable Mr Justice Cobb.

Joseph O’Brien was instructed by Caroline Hurst of Simpson Millar to represent ‘A’.

The ruling, made on Thursday 21 February, addressed how a person’s capacity is to be assessed when considering restrictions on their use of the internet and social media.

Following this judgment Joseph O’Brien will be presenting a seminar, along with Caroline Hurst of Simpson Millar, entitled “Social inclusion and social media: Setting the bar for capacity under the MCA” on Friday 1 March at 3.30-5pm. This will take place at St John’s Buildings, Manchester.

We warmly invite you to join us for this talk at our chambers. Please book your place by emailing jayne.harper@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk.

You can download the judgment here.