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Employment Opportunities for Best Interests Assessors under DOLS.

Which Authorities Use Independent Best Interests Assessors?

In December 2015, there was an article in Community Care which said that regional DOLS leads, supported by the Local Government Association were inviting independent BIAs to sign up to a central list so that those LAs that use independents could have fast access to them. 977 more words


Supported decision-making is not a revolution

This is the first of two posts about the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and ‘supported decision-making’. This one is called ‘supported decision-making is not a revolution’, and the next one will be  called ‘supported decision-making… 586 more words

Metaphors of balance in the Court of Protection

This post is about mental capacity law. It’s not directly about what the law is or should be, though. It’s about how lawyers, especially judges, use one particular metaphor, and it’s about a danger that metaphor sometimes brings. 1,538 more words

Using the Mental Capacity Act

  • SCIE – Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Resource

    • The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 applies to everyone involved in the care, treatment and support of people aged 16 and over living in England and Wales who are unable to make all or some decisions for themselves.
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07 (July 2016)

Welcome back

So, it has been a loooong time since I have posted a blog, and there are many reasons why.

I think one of my last posts surrounded my attempt at positivity after discovering that the law firm I worked for in mid 2015 was making redundancies. 389 more words

Mental Health

Cheshire Cat, Cheshire Act

Following the Supreme Court decision in Cheshire West, which greatly expanded the definition of restriction of liberty to the point where the system has almost entirely broken down due to the huge increase in volume, the Law Commission have published an interim report on Deprivation of Liberty. 1,608 more words

Court Of Protection