Following up the publication of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)’s excellent Note on Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States, available here, POST have organised a seminar, chaired by Baroness Butler-Sloss, bringing together experts who will discuss the medical, legal and ethical challenges associated with the care of patients in such states. The seminar […]
Monthly archives for June, 2015
The wilds of Schedule 1A to the MCA 2005 are explored in this article to which I contributed under the lead authorship of Dr Oluwatoyin A Sorinmade. The published (and graphically polished) version recently appeared in Clinical Risk and permission to Sage to reproduce the submitted article is gratefully acknowledged.
A cross-post to the Court of Protection Handbook site for those of you after clarity as to what the Court of Appeal decided today in the Re X appeal.
I am really delighted to be able to announce details of a major conference on deprivation of liberty on 30 September to be held in London. Put together in conjunction between the Department of Law at Queen Mary University of London, the International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law, 39 Essex Chambers, the Institute […]
The full programme has now been announced for the MHLA’s second annual COP conference on 3 July, as follows. 09:00-09:30 Registration 09:30-09:45 Opening address by Nick Lewis, Chairman of the MHLA 09:45-10:45 John O’Donnell, Solicitor – Liberty: What is that? 10:45-11:15 Break-out session / coffee break 11:15-12:00 Niall Fry, Department of Health – The Future […]
A cross-post to the Court of Protection Handbook site where I discuss the important decision of Baker J handed down on 3 June about cross-border placements of adults with impairments (nb, you need to read the post to see why I don’t say ‘adults without capacity…).
The Court of Appeal in Singapore in Re BKR  SGCA 26 has handed down a decision that exemplifies the importance and utility of a comparative approach to mental capacity law. This case, brought to my attention by Terence Seah of Virtus Law and David Lock QC of Landmark Chambers, sheds very interesting light upon […]