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Neil Allen - 39 Essex Chambers

Neil Allen

39 Essex Chambers - London

  • 39 Essex Street
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • WC2R 3AT

Practice Areas

Particular interests in human rights, mental health and incapacity law, practising predominantly in health, personal welfare, financial and property matters in the Court of Protection. Reported cases include Re X [2014] EWHC 25 (COP DOL); P v Cheshire West [2014] UKSC 19 ("deprivation of liberty"); A LA v SY [2013] EWHC 3485 (non-marriages); P v M [2011] EWHC 2778 ("best interests"); Re MB [2010] EWHC 2508 (validity of DOLS authorisations); G v E [2010] EWHC 2512 (deputyship), [2010] EWHC 2042 (media), [2010] EWCA Civ 822 (Winterwerp), [2010] EWHC 621 (Articles 5, 8).

Professional Memberships

Liberty. Society of Legal Scholars

Career

Also a Lecturer at the University of Manchester.

Publications

Eg: ‘Psychiatric care and criminal prosecution’ (2013, CUP); ‘The Right to Life in a Suicidal State’ (2013) 36 IJLP 350; 'The opacity of sexual capacity' (2012) 2 ELJ 352; 'Criminal care: ill treatment and wilful neglect' (2012) 2 ELJ 71; ‘Dare to care’ (2011) 1(2) ELJ 167; ‘The Bournewood gap (as amended?)’ (2010) 18 Med LR 78-85; ‘Saving life and respecting death: A Savage dilemma’ (2009) 17 Med LR 262; ‘Is capacity “in sight”?’ (2009) JMHL 165; ‘Restricting movement or depriving liberty?’ (2009) JMHL 19.