39 Essex Chambers May 2023 Mental Capacity Report and walkthrough

The May 2023 Mental Capacity Report is now out. Highlights this month include:

(1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: LPS on the shelf; fluctuating capacity and the interface under the judicial spotlight;

(2) In the Property and Affairs Report: the new surety bonds structure and an update on the Powers of Attorney Bill;

(3) In the Practice and Procedure Report: reporting restrictions and the Court of Appeal, and costs in serious medical treatment cases;

(4) In the Wider Context Report: DNACPR notices and disability, litigation capacity, the new SCIE MCA database, and Ireland commences the 2015 Act;

(5) In the Scotland Report: problems of powers of attorney in different settings and a very difficult Article 5 choice.

The Screen-friendly version of the Report can be found here; the Print-friendly version of the Report here.

And this is my walkthrough:

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