Mental Capacity Report - October 2022

Welcome to the October 2022 Mental Capacity Report. Highlights this month include:

(1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: Capacity to make decisions regarding hoarding, parental consent for deprivations of liberty, and Article 2 and informed consent.

(2) In the Property and Affairs Report: A new guidance notes on selling properties;

(3) In the Practice and Procedure Report: The Court of Appeal weighs in on the test for injunctions in the Court of Protection, and a new Civil Justice Council working group considers litigation capacity in civil proceedings;

(4) In the Wider Context Report: Withdrawal of treatment; jurisdiction of the Ombudsman; mental capacity and Article 14 status; and 'Shedinars' galore.

(5) In the Scotland Report: An update on the Mental Health Law Review.

You can find our past issues, our case summaries, and more on our dedicated sub-site here, where you can also find updated versions of both our capacity and best interests guides.

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