Mental Capacity Law Newsletter – October 2015

Mental Capacity Law Newsletter – October 2015


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

Welcome to the October 2015 Newsletters. Highlights this month include:

  1. In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Newsletter: further upheaval in the Re X procedure, a paradigm best interests decision, clarity as to CTOs and a further clash between the COP and public law;
  2. In the Property and Affairs Newsletter: overseas deputies and changes to the OPG’s supervision model;
  3. In the Practice and Procedure Newsletter: the (indemnity) cost of getting it wrong and COP statistics;
  4. In the Capacity outside the COP Newsletter: the appointment of the Chair of the National Mental Capacity Forum, a new toolkit for advance decisions, Jersey’s draft capacity law and the social model of disability as it applies in relation to dementia;
  5. In the Scotland Newsletter: the Glasgow Sheriff Court Practice Note critically dissected and MWC monitoring reports analysed.

We also take this opportunity to invite you to our seminar on capacity, competence, clients and witnesses on 3 November, and also to highlight our new guidance note on best interests assessment.

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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