The matter of Re : Clarke was in the news some years ago and is back in the news today. This case involves Michael Clarke and his mother Ann who received compensation due to brain and other injuries sustained in a road traffic incident. In 2012 Mr Clarke made an application to the Court of Protection to have the professional Deputy who managed his mother’s property & affairs discharged.

At that time it was noted by the Court that Mr Clarke had waged an internet campaign against the Deputy, the Office of the Public Guardian and the Court of Protection. Judge Peter Jackson at that time identified that Mr Clarke was using his mother’s case as a vehicle for his political views. Michael and his mother are back in the news today with photographs about their travels around the World. Steps have been taken by the Court to secure that Mrs Clarke’s property in Blackpool may not be mortgaged or sold without Court authority.