Mental Capacity Law Newsletter – December 2016

Mental Capacity Law Newsletter – December 2016

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole KC, Alex Ruck Keene KC (Hon), Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Anna Bicarregui, Annabel Lee Date

Welcome to the December 2016 Newsletters. Highlights this month include:

  1. In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Newsletter: DOLS and objections, the scope of s.21A appeals and best interests in treatment withdrawal;
  2. In the Property and Affairs Newsletter: capacity to revoke an LPA, capacity and IVAs, and litigation friends, influence and trusts;
  3. In the Practice and Procedure Newsletter: the Court of Appeal looks at committal, dismissing vs withdrawing proceedings, and the acceptable limits in criticising witnesses;
  4. In the Capacity outside the COP Newsletter: news from the National Mental Capacity Forum, new consent guidelines for anaesthetists, an important Serious Case Review regarding self-neglect, an update on the international protection of vulnerable adults and a Christmas book corner;
  5. In the Scotland Newsletter: delegation by attorneys and getting it backwards as regards capability to stand trial.

And remember, you can now find all our past issues, our case summaries, and much more on our dedicated sub-site here.   ‘One-pagers’ of the cases in these Newsletters of most relevance to social work professionals will also shortly appear on the SCIE website.

We will be back in early February, and wish you all a very happy holidays in the interim.

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