39 Essex Chambers Mental Capacity Case Reports: new headnoted series launched

As the Court of Protection Law Reports series has been discontinued by LexisNexis, the Court of Protection is losing a dedicated series of headnoted reports. Pending any other publisher picking up the baton, we are stepping into the breach by launching this new series of headnotes. This series, which has its own citation [2023] 39ECMCR [xx], is unofficial, but we hope that it will be of assistance.

Cases which appear in this series of headnotes are ones which meet the criteria of:

• containing an authoritative interpretation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005; or

• addressing a point of practice or procedure of wider significance.

The series of headnotes stands alongside our ordinary Mental Capacity Reports, in which you will find a longer summary and comment on the cases headnoted here, together with summaries and comments on cases which do not meet the criteria for inclusion here (note, there is no April Mental Capacity Report, but we will be back in May).

For each case, you will find the headnote, together with a hyperlink to the case entry on The National Archives database.

Download the first issue (April 2023) here.

We welcome feedback on these, to alex.ruckkeene@39essex.com.

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