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Incapacity of the Monarch (but really about Lasting Power of Attorney)

A quirky Court of Protection case from Senior Judge Lush, who seems to have the most interesting life – all of the cases are intricate and involving, and often with rich little details. 1,485 more words

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The Mental Capacity Test- The Fool of Law ?

The Rule of Law is the basis of our freedom, and democracy.

It is our protection from state exploitation, and tyranny.

It provides, that our law must be certain. 1,240 more words

Law on Capacity, 'To Assess or not to assess, that is the question'.

The Mental Capacity Act was passed to empower  the vulnerable to make their own decisions, and protect their autonomy.

A ‘capacity’ assessment , must therefore  be a measure of   last resort , as its aim is to remove that autonomy. 646 more words

MN (adult) 2015 - Court of Appeal pronouncements

Re MN (an adult) 2015 is a Court of Protection case, heard in the Court of Appeal, which spends nearly half of its length talking about care proceedings, housing and practice directions. 5,405 more words

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Week 7: Draft Two #LBBill eve #107days

Week 7 of #107days Take Two is given over to the #LBBill. Today’s post, on the eve of the launch of the second draft of the… 458 more words

'Patients should not be coerced into treatment': Dr Alex Thomson, Institute of Ideas [reblog]

Thursday 16 April, Dr Alex Thomson: ‘Patients should not be coerced into treatment‘ Institute of Ideas:

“Those with mental-health issues deserve the same rights as everyone else. 530 more words


Government finds extra funds to help manage Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards pressures

Original post from Community Care

‘…………£25m falls well short of local authority demands but will help manage caseload pressures triggered by Cheshire West judgement… 863 more words