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39 Essex Chambers

Chambers of Neil Block QC and Alison Foster QC

81 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON, WC2A 1DD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7832 1111
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 3978
DX:
298 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.39essex.com
Kuala Lumpur, London, Manchester, Singapore

Neil Allen

Tel:
Work 020 7832 1111
Email:
39 Essex Chambers (Chambers of Neil Block QC and Alison Foster QC)

Position

Court of Protection, particularly deprivation of liberty issues. G v E and others [2010] EWHC 621, [2010] EWCA Civ 822; A County Council v MB [2010] EWHC 2508; Cheshire West and Chester Council v P [2011] EWCA Civ 1257; FP v GM [2011] 2 FLR 1375; A Local Authority v SY [2013] EWHC 3485.

Career

Called 2001; Middle Temple. Lecturer. Publications: ‘Psychiatric care and criminal prosecution’ in Medicine, Crime and Society (2013) Cambridge University Press; The Right to Life in a Suicidal State’ (2013) 36 International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 350-357; Allen, N and Prescott, A, ‘The opacity of sexual capacity’ (2012) 2(4) Elder Law Journal 352-357; ‘Criminal Care: Ill treatment and wilful neglect’ (2012) 2 Elder Law Journal 71-75; ‘Dare to care’ (2011) 1(2) Elder Law Journal 167; ‘The Bournewood Gap (As Amended?)’ (2010) 18 Medical Law Review 78-85; ‘Saving Life and Respecting Death: A Savage Dilemma’ (2009) 17 Medical Law Review 262; ‘Is Capacity ‘in Sight?’’ (2009) Journal of Mental Health Law 165-170; ‘Restricting Movement or Depriving Liberty?’ (2009) Journal of Mental Health Law 19-32.

Member

Liberty; Society of Legal Scholars.

Education

Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe; University of Manchester (1998 LLB English Law); Inns of Court School of Law (1999 Bar Vocational Course).

Leisure

Writing.


London Bar

Court of Protection and community care

Within: Court of Protection and community care – Leading juniors

Neil Allen - 39 Essex Chambers ‘Has an encyclopaedic knowledge of all things CoP, but also very likeable and pragmatic.’

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