39 Essex Chambers July 2024 Mental Capacity Report and walkthrough

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

(1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: sexual capacity complexities, wishes and feelings in the balance, and finding the P in a PDOC case;

(2) In the Property and Affairs Report: deputy bond provider problems and a job opportunity in the Official Solicitor’s office;

(3) In the Practice and Procedure Report: how far can the Court of Protection go to ensure its orders are complied with, and risk taking, best interests and health and welfare deputies;

(4) In the Mental Health Matters Report: Tier 4 beds (again) and the Mental Health Tribunal and the Parole Board;

(5) In the Wider Context Report: local authority consent to confinement, the Irish courts continue to grapple with the consequences of the framework, and Strasbourg pronounces on assisted dying;

(6) In the Scotland Report: exasperation at the pace of the Scottish Government’s Mental Health and Capacity Reform Programme.

The screen-friendly compendium can be found here, and the print-friendly one here.

There is one plug this month, for a free digital trial of the newly relaunched Court of Protection Law Reports (now published by Butterworths.  For a walkthrough of one of the reports, see 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.

The walkthrough is here:

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