Court of Appeal hands down judgment on open justice in the Court of Protection

Hinduja v Hinduja [2022] EWCA Civ 1492

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in Hinduja v Hinduja [2022] EWCA Civ 1492 on the issue of open justice in the Court of Protection. The proceedings concerned the health and welfare and property and affairs of Srichand Parmanand Hinduja (‘SP’), an 86-year-old man who suffers from dementia. The Hinduja family is one of the wealthiest families in the United Kingdom and has a global business empire operating in many sectors and employing some 200,000 people around the world.

The Court of Appeal varied a reporting restrictions order imposed by the Vice President of the Court of Protection (Hayden J) to permit reporting of the proceedings while prohibiting the reporting of SP and his wife’s ‘intimate details of medical and personal care’.

A full 5RB case report can be found here.
The judgment of the Court of Appeal can be found here and the judgments of Hayden J can be found here and here.

5RB’s Lily Walker-Parr, instructed by Withers LLP, was junior counsel for the Appellant (with Sam Chandler and led by David Rees KC, both of 5 Stone Buildings). Clara Hamer, instructed by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP, was sole counsel for Bloomberg LP as an intervening party.