Mental Capacity Newsletter – November 2015

Mental Capacity Newsletter – November 2015

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

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

  1. In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Newsletter, a decision about deprivation of liberty in hospital and the meaning of state detention under the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, and the final instalment in the Rochdale deprivation of liberty saga;
  2. In the Capacity Outside the CoP newsletter, an introduction to the work of the new National Mental Capacity Forum from its Chair, Baroness Finlay;
  3. In the Practice and Procedure Newsletter, an update on the regionalisation of the Court of Protection;
  4. In the Property and Financial Affairs Newsletter, a number of decisions concerning powers of attorney;
  5. And in the Scotland Newsletter, the annual report of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.

We also take this opportunity to remind readers that where one of the Newsletter editors is instructed in an ongoing case which is summarised, that editor does not play any part in drafting the summary or comment.

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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