Mencap Team Wins at Law Works Pro Bono Awards 2019

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Mencap Team Wins at Law Works Pro Bono Awards 2019


The Mencap Legal Network Pro Bono Programme last night won the Most Effective Partnership Award at the 2019 Law Works Awards 2019, presented by Lady Hale, President of the Supreme… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Katharine Scott, Fiona Paterson, Alexis Hearnden, Peter Mant, Katherine Apps, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Adam Boukraa, Katherine Barnes, Rachel Sullivan, Stephanie David Date

Mental Capacity Report – November 2019


Welcome to the November 2019 Mental Capacity Report. Highlights this month include: (1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: two deprivation of liberty cases making clear what… Read more »

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

Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report – November 2019


In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: two deprivation of liberty cases making clear what should (and should not) happen before the court; two important cases about reproductive… Read more »

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

Property and Affairs Report – November 2019


In the Property and Affairs Report: welcome clarity as to how to make foreign powers of representation effective; and capacity and the financial implications of marriage. Click here to download… Read more »

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

Practice and Procedure Report – November 2019


In the Practice and Procedure Report: two important judgments from the Vice-President highlighting different aspects of case management and confirmation as to the procedural rules governing inherent jurisdiction applications in… Read more »

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

Wider Context Report – November 2019


In the Wider Context Report: news from the National Mental Capacity Forum (and a survey they need completing); an important case about the intersection of capacity, the inherent jurisdiction and… Read more »

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

Mental Capacity Report: Scotland – November 2019


In the Scotland Report: four important publications from the Mental Welfare Commission. Click here for the Mental Capacity Report: Scotland For all of our reports, newsletters and cases please visit… Read more »

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

Professional Standards Authority v (1) Health and Care Professions Council, (2) Woods [2019] EWHC 2819 (Admin)


The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (“PSA”) brought an appeal under section 29 of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 (“the 2002… Read more »

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Alexis Hearnden Date

Mental Capacity Report – October 2019


Welcome to the October 2019 Mental Capacity Report. Highlights this month include: (1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: the Supreme Court pronounces on confinement and 16/17… Read more »

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

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