Mental Capacity Report – February 2019

Mental Capacity Report – February 2019

CategoryNews Author Victoria Butler-Cole QC, Simon Edwards, Neil Allen, Katharine Scott, Alexander Ruck Keene, Annabel Lee, Nicola Kohn, Katherine Barnes Date

Welcome to the February 2019 Mental Capacity Report. Highlights this month include:

(1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: a personal view on the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill from Tor, damages where the MCA has gone awry and the Supreme Court on the MHA in the community;

(2) In the Property and Affairs Report: neglect and attorneys, a speedy (and sensitive) statutory will and attorneys as personal representatives;

(3) In the Practice and Procedure Report: a challenging decision on the inherent jurisdiction, CoP statistics and guidance on anonymisation;

(4) In the Wider Context Report: the Code of Practice is being revised, guidance on CANH and the Mental Capacity Action Day looms;

(5) In the Scotland Report: a welcome change to guidance in relation to voter registration, and the death of the former Director of the Mental Welfare Commission.

Last, but very much not least, her fellow editors invite you to join in congratulating Tor on her appointment as Queen’s Counsel.

You can find all our past issues, our case summaries, and more on our dedicated sub-site here.

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