Mental Capacity Newsletter – April 2016

Mental Capacity Newsletter – April 2016

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

Welcome to the April 2016 Newsletters. Highlights this month include:

  1. In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Newsletter: Charles J and the DOL impasse, sex and marriage, grappling with anorexia, and wishes and feelings in different contexts;
  2. In the Property and Affairs Newsletter: revoking and suspending LPAs, Law Society guidance on fiduciary duties and the OPG on delegation;
  3. In the Practice and Procedure Newsletter: Court of Protection statistics, the appointment of the Chief Assessor for the Law Society Mental Capacity accreditation scheme, statutory charges, contempt of court, and the admissibility of expert evidence;
  4. In the Capacity outside the COP Newsletter: follow-up from the Mental Capacity Action Day, obstructive family members and safeguarding, and end of life care and capacity;
  5. In the Scotland Newsletter: capacity, facility and circumvention, the new Edinburgh Sheriff Court Practice Note, an important case on the ability to apply for appointment as a guardian, and key responses to the Scottish Government consultation on incapacity law.

And remember, you can now find all our past issues, our case summaries, and much more on our dedicated sub-site here.   ‘One-pagers’ of the cases in these Newsletters of most relevance to social work professionals will also shortly appear on the SCIE website.

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