The 39 Essex Chambers November Mental Capacity Reports are now out 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 […]
Monthly archives for November, 2017
In Re Y EWHC 2866 (QB), handed down this morning (13 November), O’Farrell J has declared that it is not mandatory to bring before the Court of Protection the withdrawal of CANH in the case of Mr Y, who has prolonged disorder of consciousness, in circumstances where the clinical team and Mr Y’s family are […]
The Law Commission’s important consultation on the law of wills closes on Friday 10 November. I urge you to respond if you have any interest in supporting the exercise of legal capacity in relation to this extremely important area. You can find the details here and (for true nerds) my response here.
Accompanying the new Rules to come into effect on 1 December 2017 (assuming Parliamentary approval), a new suite of Practice Directions will also be brought into force. A table is set out below, and the PDs can all be found here. For the most part, the substance of the Practice Directions is the same as […]