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The Wider Context - May 2024

In the Wider Context Report: capacity, autonomy and the limits of the obligation to secure life, and the European Court of Human Right raises the stakes for psychiatric admission for those with learning disabilities. For all of our reports, newslette... Read more  

The Wider Context - April 2024

In the Wider Context Report: a snapshot into litigation capacity and Jersey sheds light on the concrete realities of assisted dying / suicide. For all of our reports, newsletters and cases please visit our Mental Capacity Law Resource Centre. Click b... Read more  

The Wider Context - March 2024

In the Wider Context Report: when not to try CPR, developments in the context of assisted dying / assisted suicide and with Martha’s Rule, and news from Ireland. For all of our reports, newsletters and cases please visit our Mental Capacity Law Resou... Read more  

The Wider Context - February 2024

In the Wider Context Report: the new framework for care home visiting in England, an important consultation on capacity in civil litigation, new core ethics guidance from the BMA, and the Circuit Court rolls up its sleeves in Ireland. For all of our ... Read more  

The Wider Context - December 2023

In the Wider Context Report: forgetting to think and paying the price, the cost of getting it wrong as litigation friend, Wales potentially striking out alone on mental health reform, and a review of Arianna’s book on social care charging. For all of... Read more  

The Wider Context - November 2023

In the Wider Context Report: the CQC’s State of Care report, deprivation of liberty and those under 18, litigation capacity and access to court, and the inherent jurisdiction in Ireland. For all of our reports, newsletters and cases please visit our ... Read more  

The Wider Context - October 2023

In the Wider Context Report: a revised online ADRT service and a revised clinical guide for staff working with autistic people and those with a learning disability, and our Irish correspondents highlight two specific aspects of the Assisted Decision-... Read more  

The Wider Context - September 2023

In the Wider Context Report: the wider MHA context within which many MCA matters arise, the limits of autonomy in medical settings; litigation capacity under the spotlight in both civil and family courts; and the second of our reports from Ireland as... Read more  

The Wider Context - July 2023

In the Wider Context Report: DNACPR notices and disability, litigation capacity, the new SCIE MCA database, and Ireland commences the 2015 Act. For all of our reports, newsletters and cases please visit our Mental Capacity Law Resource Centre. Click ... Read more  

The Wider Context - June 2023

In the Wider Context Report: Mental Health Act reform potential and pitfalls, an update to the Mental Health and Justice Capacity Guide, and food refusal in prison. For all of our reports, newsletters and cases please visit our Mental Capacity Law Re... Read more  
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