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Alex Cisneros appears in the Court of Protection in MM -V- A City Council

Alex Cisneros appeared in a recent reported case before the Court of Protection, in which the Court investigated an unusual situation involving restrictions imposed on a young man at serious risk of offending.

The case involved a young man with a history of offending and variable compliance with authorities. There was a risk, given his offending history and drug and alcohol reliance that the court would be forced to place him in a highly restrictive environment. Ultimately, the local authority adopted a multi-disciplinary approach and a solution was found.

Alex Cisneros represented the local authority, who the court thanked for its “hard work” to find a safe placement for the protected party that would not be unnecessary restrictive.

The case does not contain any ground breaking legal principles but it is a good example of section 21A cases being done properly and with appropriate scrutiny being afforded to restrictions on a young man’s liberty.

The judgment in MM (by his litigation friend, DF) -V- A City Council can be found here.

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Alex Cisneros is a specialist public law and private client barrister. He has experience handling significant contentious and non-contentious matters with a particular emphasis on mental capacity and education. Alex acts regularly for the Official Solicitor, the Office of the Public Guardian, local authorities, CCGs and family members. In the last twelve months he has regularly appeared in Tier 3 (High Court) Court of Protection cases. Alex has a particular interest in cases involving younger clients, informed by his education law and community care practice.

To find out more or to instruct Alex, please contact Matt Sale +44 (0)20 7427 4910 or Peter Foad on +44 (0)20 7427 0807 for a confidential discussion.

News, Public Law 9 Dec, 2021

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