Mental Capacity

Recent Features and Opinion

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Power trip

2023-11-28T13:51:00+00:00By ,

Fiona Heald and Sophie O’Connell look at what will change when the Powers of Attorney Act 2023 comes into force

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The impact of Re ACC

2023-03-02T11:53:00+00:00By

Holly Chantler looks at the impact of Re ACC and provides examples of what it means in practical situations

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Back to Basics: Fluctuating capacity

2022-11-17T12:20:00+00:00By

Tim Bennett explains what you need to know about fluctuating capacity, and offers a range of different practical scenarios where capacity is flucuating

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Playing it safe?

2022-11-16T08:45:00+00:00By ,

Richard Dew and Sheree Green examine the Law Society’s response to the government’s consultation on changes to the Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice and discusses fears about weakened safeguards for those who do not have capacity to make decisions

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Legal diagnosis

2022-09-29T15:17:00+01:00By

Gary Rycroft summarises his conference plenary, a discussion with consultant geriatrician Dr Lucy Pollock on the Mental Capacity Act, their differing views on lasting powers of attorney, and advanced care planning

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Power play

2022-09-09T08:33:00+01:00By

The recent Court of Protection decision in The Public Guardian’s Severance Applications [2017] EWCOP 10 has significant implications for both attorneys acting under lasting powers of attorney and for solicitors who draft them. David Rees KC explains

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Taking charge

2022-08-15T09:34:00+01:00By ,

Fiona Heald and Sophie O’Connell give an overview of what you need to know if you come across enduring powers of attorney

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Balance of power

2022-08-12T14:45:00+01:00By

Following the Office of the Public Guardian consultation on reforming lasting powers of attorney, Lucy Bluck looks at what the proposed changes are, and the effect they will have

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