Mental Capacity

Recent Features and Opinion


Power trip

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

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


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


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


Playing it safe?

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

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


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


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 and

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


Balance of power


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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