Mental Capacity Guidance Note Best Interests – April 2019

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Mental Capacity Guidance Note Best Interests – April 2019


The purpose of this document is to provide for social workers and those working in front-line clinical settings a brief overview of the law and principles relating to the assessment… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Katherine Barnes, Stephanie David Date

Mental Capacity Guidance Note: A Brief Guide To Carrying Out Capacity Assessments – March 2019


This purpose of this document is to provide for social workers and those working in front-line clinical settings a brief overview of the law and principles relating to the assessment… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Katherine Barnes Date

Family seeks court’s approval for administration of treatment (Gethin Thomas writes for Lexis Nexis)


In this article for Lexis Nexis, Gethin Thomas considers the case of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v KG which dealt with an application to grant authority to… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Gethin Thomas Date

Mental Capacity Guidance Note: Deprivation Of Liberty In The Hospital Setting


The law governing the deprivation of a person’s liberty in a hospital can be complex. In every case it involves (or should involve) consideration of the question of what amounts… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Neil Allen, Alexander Ruck Keene, Nicola Kohn Date

Judicial deprivation of liberty authorisations: Updated November 2017


This guide provides updated guidance as to the process for applying for judicial authorisation of deprivation of liberty, including the requirements set down in the revised COP DOL11 form into… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Neil Allen, Alexander Ruck Keene, Michelle Pratley Date

Mental Capacity Guidance Note: Without Notice Hearings Before The Court Of Protection – November 2017


This purpose of this guidance note is to outline the core obligations identified in the case-law relating to ex parte (without notice) applications. It is designed above all for legal… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Fenella Morris QC, Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Nicola Greaney Date

Lasting Powers of Attorney in the news – a more detailed explanation – Victoria Butler-Cole (The Transparency Project)


This post by Victoria Butler-Cole, with contributions made by Heledd Wyn (Mowbray Woodwards) and Transparency Project contributor Barbara Rich. On 15 August 2017, the BBC ran a story about powers of… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC Date

Mental Capacity Law Newsletter: Scotland – December 2015


In the Scotland Newsletter: important amendments to the Education (Scotland) Bill, an important – and troubling – judicial review decision on ordinary residence in the cross-border context and guidance from… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee Date

Capacity outside the Court of Protection Newsletter – December 2015


In the Capacity outside the COP Newsletter: DNACPRs notices and capacity, a College of Police Consultation on Mental Health practice, a coroner fully grasping capacity, the inaugural UK Mental Disability… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee Date

Practice and Procedure Newsletter – December 2015


In the Practice and Procedure Newsletter: a very important decision on fact-finding (and when it is and is not necessary), and guidance – by analogy – from the Supreme Court… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee Date

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