Welcome to the November 2017 Mental Capacity Report. Highlights this month include:
(1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: the Court of Appeal considers parental consent to confinement, CANH withdrawal and the courts, and the latest DOLS figures;
(2) In the Property and Affairs Report: personal injury payouts and s.117 MHA 1983, calling in bonds and court approval of compromises through a human rights lens;
(2) In the Practice and Procedure Report: the Court of Protection Rules 2017 and what we can learn from the new Family Procedure Rules and PD concerning vulnerable witnesses;
(3) In the Wider Context Report: re-framing Gillick competence through MCA eyes, MHA changes coming into force, and CRPD developments and resources;
(4) In the Scotland Report: critical comments on practice rules, counter-proposals for guardians and parental consent to confinement from a Scottish perspective;
You can find all our past issues, our case summaries, and more on our dedicated sub-site here, and our one-pagers of key cases on the SCIE website. On our website, you can also find updated versions of our capacity and best interests guide, and new guide to without notice applications before the Court of Protection.
His fellow editors also take this opportunity to congratulate Neil on his very well-deserved nomination for the Bar Pro Bono award 2017.