39 Essex Street, 'Court Of Protection - Recent Cases And Comments On Procedure' (August 2010)
Mental capacity law newsletter "This paper, which draws upon work by Victoria Butler-Cole, Alex Ruck Keene and Alexis Hearnden, all of 39 Essex Street, falls in two parts: (a) an update on case-law from the past twelve months concerning best interests decisions on health and personal welfare applications in the Court of Protection. Following a relatively slow start, the Court of Protection has now developed an increasingly substantial body of case-law. However, there remains a significant problem with the dissemination of decisions, which means that important developments are, unfortunately, not always communicated as widely as they should be; (b) The article also identifies, and suggests ways to avoid, common pitfalls in bringing proceedings. It is predominantly written for the aid of local authorities, but it is hoped that the points made herein are of more general application."