|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 211 (Mar)|
|Court:||Court of Appeal, Civil Division|
Maurice Kay VP, McFarlane and Davis LJJ
|Representation||Paul Bowen and Alison Pickup for the authority.|
|Nathalie Lieven QC and Alex Durance for the defendant.|
|Judgment Dates:||28 March 2012|
High Court - Jurisdiction - Inherent jurisdiction - Circumstances in which exercisable - Local authority having concerns that defendant son exercising undue influence and duress over elderly parents - Authority accepting that parents not lacking capacity by reason of impairment or disturbance in functioning of mind or brain - Local authority commencing proceedings - High Court exercising inherent jurisdiction in respect of parents - Defendant appealing - Whether High Court having power to exercise inherent jurisdiction regarding vulnerable adults where adults not lacking mental capacity - European Convention on Human Rights, art 8.