39 Essex Chambers July Mental Capacity Report

The July 2019 Mental Capacity Report will shortly be landing in subscribers’ inboxes.  Highlights this month include:

(1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: when to appoint welfare deputies, termination and best interests, capacity in the context of sexual relations and birth arrangements, and the interaction between the MHA and the MCA in the community;

(2) In the Property and Affairs Report, fraud and vulnerability; news from the OPG, and deputyship and legal incapacitation;

(3) In the Practice and Procedure Report: Court of Protection fees changes; contingency planning, costs and s.21A applications; mediation in the Court of Protection;

(4) In the Wider Context Report: the Chair of the National Mental Capacity Act Forum reports, a new tool to assist those with mental health/capacity issues to know their rights, older people and the CPS/police; and books for the summer;

(5) In the Scotland Report: establishing undue influence and an update on the Scott review.

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

You can find all our past issues, our case summaries, and more on our dedicated sub-site here.

We are taking a break over summer so the next Report will be out in September.

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