Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

18 February 2021

ThoughtLeaders4 PrivateClient: capacity & sexual relations - a radical re-assessment

Article co-authored by Sarah Williams of Payne Hicks Beach and Martha Gray of Harcourt Family Law, concerning the recent Court of Appeal decision in A Local Authority v JB [2020] EWCA Civ 735 which has led to a radical reassessment of the way in which courts should assess capacity and sexual relations in future cases. First published online by ThoughtLeaders4 Private Client e-magazine February 2021 Issue 3 and reproduced with kind permission. 

Sarah is an expert in complex international surrogacy, fertility and modern family law, in addition to having extensive experience in cases involving the vulnerable and advising on all children related litigation and safeguarding. Sarah also has a Court of Protection exertise concerning health and welfare disputes concerning vulnerable and incapacitous individuals.

For further information, please contact Sarah Williams Legal Director and Head of Surrogacy, Adoption, Fertility & Modern Family by email or telephone on 020 7693 5821

Click below to read Sarah and Martha's article in ThoughtLeaders4 Private Client

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