Mental Capacity Law Newsletter – May 2015

Mental Capacity Law Newsletter – May 2015


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

Welcome to the May 2015 Newsletters, which are a little late, but delayed so as to be able to bring you the crucial Court of Appeal decision in Re MN, handed down on Thursday. Highlights this month include:

  1. In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Newsletter: a difficult decision on DOLS and Guardianship and best interests in the real world
  2. In the Property and Affairs Newsletter: when (and what) deputies can pay themselves for care and clarification as to when an LPA can be revoked on the basis of animosity between the attorneys;
  3. In the Practice and Procedure Newsletter: Re MN, setting out the boundary between the Court of Protection and the Administrative Court; revisiting litigation capacity; and transparency and the Court of Protection ;
  4. In the Capacity outside the COP Newsletter: the new POST note on Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States;
  5. In the Scotland Newsletter: the importance of careful drafting when it comes to powers of attorney and an appreciation of two recently retired members of staff of the MWC.

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