Mental Capacity Report – June 2018

Mental Capacity Report – June 2018


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

Welcome to the June 2018 Mental Capacity Report. Highlights this month include:

(1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: a rare appellate level decision considering best interests (and confirming that they should be rare);

(2) In the Property and Affairs Report: (partially) endorsing an attorney’s actions after the event;

(3) In the Practice and Procedure Report: choosing litigation friends;

(4) In the Wider Context Report: the National Mental Capacity Forum reports, and an important Strasbourg re-cap of the principles applying to capacity;

(5) In the Scotland Report: a new Public Guardian and the MWC is cautious about attorneys consenting to restrictions on liberty;

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

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