Welcome to the September 2017 Mental Capacity Report. Highlights this month include:
(1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: alcohol and best interests, the price for failing to support, patient choice from the other side of capacity, and Bournewood brought to life;
(2) In the Property and Affairs Report: Denzil Lush and LPAs, the Law Commission consultation on wills, professional deputies run amok and OPG updates;
(3) In the Practice and Procedure Report: s.21A, medical treatment and the role of the courts, the extension of the pilots, and guidance on CoP visitors;
(4) In the Wider Context Report: mental capacity in (in)action in SARs, litigation friends in tribunals, legal services and vulnerability, and the Committee on the Rights of Persons scrutinises the UK;
(5) In the Scotland Report: a Scottish perspective on powers of attorney problems and attorney registration updates.
You can find all our past issues, our case summaries, and more on our dedicated sub-site here, and our one-pagers of key cases on the SCIE website.
We also take this opportunity to say goodbye to our fellow editor Anna Bicarregui and thank for all her dedication in producing contributions against the odds – we will miss you.