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Mental Capacity Act

Imagine this – You have a sum of money in a bank but the bank refuse to let you withdraw it because the staff felt you do not have the mental capacity to manage it. 306 more words


Evidence Bites: Advance Decisions

An evidence summary inspired by safety discussions held at the Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Safety Summit

End-of-life care may become a patient safety issue due to the high intensity care that is delivered at the end of life. 102 more words


Latest statistics show 50% annual increase in orders made under the Mental Capacity Act [2005].

The Family Court statistics bulletin relating to the final quarter of 2017 has been published, providing an overview and insight into the data relating to Court of Protection applications and orders for the year. 304 more words

Court Of Protection

Human Rights in the 'small places'

On Thursday 8th March 2018, my co-author, Kevin Stone, and I launched our book “The Best Interests Assessor Practice Handbook” (published by Policy Press on 21st February 2018) at the Watershed in Bristol. 1,975 more words

CRP - aka un-person-centred care

I won’t go into details, but here is the scenario – when the health service, and the divide between mental and physical health goes wrong. 687 more words


STEP joins industry roundtable for Law Commission Q&A on wills

STEP was pleased to attend the latest Today’s Thought Focus Roundtable, hosted by Today’s Wills & Probate on 15 November 2017.

Prof Nick Hopkins and Spencer Clarke from the England & Wales Law Commission attended, and gave participants the opportunity to discuss its latest wills consultation. 261 more words


STEP members input into reform of the law of wills

Earlier this week STEP held the second of three consultation events on the reform of the law of wills in England and Wales. Law Commission representatives Dr Nick Hopkins and Spencer Clarke invited feedback from STEP members in England and Wales on key areas of the consultation including, capacity, statutory wills, formalities, electronic will-making, protecting vulnerable testators and revocation. 334 more words