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History to be made in the Supreme Court on 3 October

Next month, for the first time, an appeal will be heard in the Supreme Court before a majority of female Justices.

On 3 October Lady Hale, Lady Black and Lady Arden, together with Lord Carnwath and Lord Lloyd-Jones will hear the appeal in In the matter of D (A Child) UKSC 2018/0064.

There has never been a female majority of female Justices in either the Supreme Court or its predecessor, the House of Lords.

The appeal in In the matter of D (A Child) concerns whether the confinement of D, a young person aged 16, who lacked capacity or competence to make decisions about his residence and care, amounted to a deprivation of his liberty for the purposes of Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights, in circumstances where his parents were consenting to the confinement.

For the Court of Appeal judgment, click here.

24/9/18