Welcome to the March 2018 Mental Capacity Report. A combination of the January report coming out late in the month, the shortness of February, and the diversion of most of the editors to the Supreme Court in the Y case, means that we have had no February report, but are now firmly back on track.
Highlights this month include:
(1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: Re Y update, constructing a best interests decision in practice and the JCHR inquiry into DOLS reform;
(2) In the Property and Affairs Report: Banks v Goodfellow resurgens, trust corporations and appointees under the microscope;
(2) In the Practice and Procedure Report: Baker J on Charles J and Sir James Munby, children, confinement and judicial
authorisation and the problems of litigants in persons;
(3) In the Wider Context Report: the MCA Action day, immigration detention and access to court for those with impaired capacity and international developments of relevance to capacity law reform;
(4) In the Scotland Report: the Scottish Government consultation on the Adults with Incapacity Act, and a round-up of recent