39 Essex Chambers, 'Mental Capacity Report' (issue 121, April 2022)

Essex newsletter 121.pdf

Mental capacity law newsletter "Highlights this month include: (1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: Draft MCA and LPS Code published; capacity to terminate a pregnancy; the (limited) role of the Inherent Jurisdiction; and is an application needed in all vaccine disputes? (2) In the Property and Affairs Report: the Court of Appeal weighs in on testamentary capacity, and the evidence used to prove it; and an invitation to the pilot for digital submission of property and affairs cases; (3) In the Practice and Procedure Report: reporting restrictions; the role of COP in MHA discharge planning; costs; and notable conferences on capacity; (4) In the Wider Context Report: the impact of s.49 reports on mental health professionals; Article 2 and 3 damages claim; the M’Naghten test considered; and is having a deputy an Article 14 ‘status’? (5) In the Scotland Report: Guardians’ remuneration; open justice or anonymisation; and still time to contribute to the Scott Review or sign up to the World Congress on Adult Capacity in Edinburgh."