12 December 2012 12:01 AM
Our writer's severely autistic son Steven was illegally deprived of his liberty. In this account of the ordeal, he explains why the press were instrumental
11 December 2012 10:15 PM
I support calls for the press to be given more access to report more openly the cases heard in the Court of Protection. In 2011, I was involved in the much reported case Neary vs Hillingdon. I originally approached the media for coverage of our case out of sheer desperation. At the time, my son, Steven, was under an unlawful deprivation of liberty authorisation and I had been unable to secure legal representation.
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