Capacity to consent to sexual relations: obscurity illuminated?

Re NB [2019] EWCOP 27

The intimate life of a woman, who is known to the public only by the initials NB, is the subject of a case in the Court of Protection which attracted headlines earlier this year. A further judgment has recently been published, following an interim judgment published in May. This recent judgment (the July judgment) is published here and the May judgment is published here.

The July judgment is not a final judgment deciding whether or not NB has capacity to consent to sexual…