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Normal rule as to costs applied in proceedings concerning access to mental health services as appeal was misconceivedBy: Senan Crawford BL
Appeal concerning an individual’s access to mental health care did not give rise to matters of general public importanceBy: Amy Walsh BL
Court of Appeal, following an unsuccessful appeal of an order of the High Court in proceedings concerning the provision of mental health services and treatment, makes an order for the costs of the appeal in favour of the respondent, on the grounds that, whilst the first appellant’s mental health situation is extremely concerning from both a personal and public perspective, it cannot be categorised as a matter of general public importance within the meaning of the case law; and prosecuting an appeal which was so far divorced from the original proceedings was not appropriate.
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