Mental Capacity Law Newsletter – July 2015

Mental Capacity Law Newsletter – July 2015

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

Welcome to the July 2015 Newsletters:  Highlights this month include:

  1. In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Newsletter: an article from Tim Spencer-Lane of the Law Commission outlining its vitally important consultation on deprivation of liberty, Re X, duck-spotting with Mostyn J and a significant case on medical treatment;
  2. In the Property and Affairs Newsletter: an important review of the law of ‘doing the right thing’ in statutory will cases, SJ Lush on wishes and feelings, and a reminder of the new LPA forms;
  3. In the Practice and Procedure Newsletter: an update on the significant changes to the Court of Protection Rules taking effect from 1 July, a useful case on the inherent jurisdiction and procedural points of analogy from cases involving children;
  4. In the Capacity outside the COP Newsletter: a stop press on ordinary residence following the Supreme Court’s decision in the Cornwall case, the Law Society’s Practice Note on meeting the needs of vulnerable clients, capacity to withdraw consent an update on the Northern Ireland Mental Capacity Bill, and the European Court of Human Rights considers life-sustaining treatment;
  5. In the Scotland Newsletter: the new Scottish Government guidance on ordinary residence and an update on the Mental Health Bill.

And remember, you can now find all our past issues, our case summaries, and much more on our dedicated sub-site here.

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