Orwellian or Enlightened? This galling case raises pertinent questions of principle and procedure, not least about the limits of state intervention in citizens lives, access to justice and where the line ought to be drawn.
A Court of Protection case about whether one of the litigants was able to make their own tape-recordings, and what happens when the Court have finally had enough of volume and timbre of email correspondence.
Re TA Recording of hearings 2021
Cobb J dealt with this case, which involved more broadly a woman with Alzheimers and decisions about her future, but specifically with her son, TA, whom it would be fair to say had a difference of opinion with the local authority about these matters.
TA wished to tape record the Court hearings and sought permission to do so. (also raising within his application that he did not consider it reasonable for the Court to record him in the hearings if he were not able to do the same, thus raising the issue in…
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