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Mark Neary with his autistic son Steven, a year on from their victorious court case

After what my son and I went through, I support greater press access to the Court of Protection

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

The involvement of the press in my son's case was overwhelmingly positive

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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