The 39 Essex Chambers May Mental Capacity Reports are now available.
Highlights this month include:
(1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: the failed challenge to funding for DOLS, DOLS and conditions, and examples of judges grappling with both capacity and best interests in situations of complexity;
(2) In the Practice and Procedure Report: litigation capacity and the Court of Protection, and a strange saga of attempts to exploit the Court of Protection in the context of bone marrow donation;
(3) In the Wider Context Report: a reminder of the MCA and voting, new guidance on care for dying patients and a book corner reviewing relevant recent publications;
(4) In the Scotland Report: reflections in AM-V v Finland and law reform, recently decided cases shedding light on capacity and disability from a range of perspectives and a well-deserved honour for Adrian.
There is no Property and Affairs Report this month in the absence of a sufficient quantity of relevant material.