Mental Capacity Newsletter – October 2016

Mental Capacity Newsletter – October 2016

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

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

  1. In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Newsletter: getting tangled up in ineligibility, survey and statistical data relating to DOLS and news of a new COPDOL10 form;
  2. In the Property and Affairs Newsletter: deputies and remuneration, capacity and influence, and updates from the OPG;
  3. In the Practice and Procedure Newsletter: participation of P, extending the great safety net abroad, the limits of the coercive power of the inherent jurisdiction, and an expert beyond bounds;
  4. In the Capacity outside the COP Newsletter: a report from the World Guardianship Congress, a new Jersey capacity law and a report on what Singapore can teach us about the MCA 2005;
  5. In the Scotland Newsletter: case notes shedding light on practice in relation to adults with incapacity, new MWC reports and new supervision practices by the OPG.

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.

Download the screen-friendly version of the newsletter.

Download the print version of the newsletter.

Related Barristers

Legal updates

Subscribe to our newsletters, updates and seminars.


Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

Barrister portfolio


Click the + icon next to any barrister to add their profile to this portfolio.

Barrister Call CV Email