October Mental Capacity Law Newsletter now out

After a summer break, the Mental Capacity Law Newsletter is now back – reaching its 50th issue!

Highlights this month include:

(1)   In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Newsletter: news of the process for judicial authorisations of deprivations of liberty, capacity and deprivation of liberty,  and a new and depressing ‘Neary’-type saga;

(2)   In the Property and Affairs Newsletter: cases on the duties of attorneys vis-à-vis care expenditure, testamentary capacity and the MCA 2005 and new guidance on assessing capacity to manage property and affairs;

(3)   In the Practice and Procedure Newsletter: two extremely important cases on when (and how) to go to court in medical treatment cases;

(4)   In the Capacity outside the COP newsletter: an update on the compatibility of the MCA 2005 and the CRPD, developments with LPAs, and two important Strasbourg cases;

(5)   In the Scotland Newsletter: breaking news as regards plugging the Bournewood ‘gap’ in Scotland and further news in the developing saga relating to validity of powers of attorney.

You can find the full compendium edition here.

Happy reading!

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