39 Essex Chambers April 2024 Mental Capacity Report and walkthrough

The April 2024 Mental Capacity Report is now out.  Highlights this month include:

(1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: a very difficult dilemma arising out of covert medication, and key deprivation of liberty developments;

(2) In the Property and Affairs Report: fixed costs for deputies, deputies and conflicts of interest, and the Child Trust Fund saga continues;

(3) In the Practice and Procedure Report: three amended Practice Directions, when (and why) should the judge visit P and fact-finding in the Court of Protection;

(4) In the Mental Health Matters Report: the Government (rather surprisingly) responds to the Joint Committee on the draft Mental Health Bill, and important reports from the PHSO and CQC;

(5) In the Wider Context Report: a snapshot into litigation capacity and Jersey sheds light on the concrete realities of assisted dying / suicide;

(6) In the Scotland Report: the Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill.

The screen-friendly Compendium is here, and the print-friendly here.

You can find our past issues, our case summaries, and more on our dedicated sub-site here, where you can also sign up to the Mental Capacity Report.

My walkthrough is here.


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