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[OTHER] Case 3: Re P (Mental Capacity Act 2005: Best Interests Test) [2017] EWCOP B26

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2017/B26.html   Date: 31st May 2017 Synopsis: When deciding the care plan and residence of a person without capacity, there is no assumption that paid care is are always more sustainable in the long term than family and friends. If it is in

[OTHER] Case 3: Somerset v MK (Deprivation of Liberty: Best Interests Decisions: Conduct of a Local Authority) [2014] EWCOP B25

Link to BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2014/B25.html Summary: Local Government Lawyer Date: 6 July 2014 Case synopsis A local authority was severely criticised for removing a young woman living with severe learning

[BLOG] Courting evidence: Legal literacy in social care

November 2015, Research in Practice for Adults

Analysing key themes from our recent Link Officers’ Annual Meeting, RiPfA’s Senior Research and Development Officer, Lindsey Pike, and Learning and Development Officer, Katherine Bishop, explore the theme of legal literacy in adult social care. In early October, RiPfA held

[BLOG] The Mental Capacity Act – are we there yet?

October 2017, Research in Practice for Adults

Mel Bramwell ‘But are we there yet?’ asked the numerous Mental Capacity Act (MCA)/Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard (DoLS) Leads at the Local Implementation Group (LIN), which has been operational since 2007. ‘Ten years on, are we there yet, are we doing it right?’ So

[NEWS] New: Case Law Summaries

December 2016, Research in Practice for Adults

Case Law Summaries are a new monthly resource providing an overview and analysis of selected cases, highlighting implications and recommendations for practice. We will also report on new legal guidance as it is published. The first edition of this new resource is open access.

[OTHER] News and guidance: How to use the new COPDOL form 10

Adapted from guidance by 39 Essex Chambers. This refers to the new, more person-centred fact finding form to be used for applications to the Court of Protection for: authorisation to deprive people of their liberty to give necessary care or treatment in settings such as su

[OTHER] Case 10: An NHS Trust v HN [2016] EWCOP 43, Peter Jackson J, 23 September 2016

Link to BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute): http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2016/43.html Summary: Garden Court Chambers Dates: Judgement date: 23 September 2016 Case synopsis: This case demonstrates the need to recognise when someone is not eligibl

[OTHER] Case 9: Re D [2016] EWCOP 35

Link to BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute): http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2016/35.html Summary: Court of Protection Hub Dates: Judgement date: 1 July 2016 Case synopsis: Is it lawful to execute a statutory will without telling someone who could be

[OTHER] Case 8: A Local Authority vs X [2016] EWCOP 44

Link to BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute): http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2016/44.html Summary: Bevan Brittan Summary and comment: The Small Places Dates: Judgement date: 25 October 2016 Case synopsis: If care is so expensive that the local autho

[OTHER] Case 7: Watt v ABC [2016] EWCOP 2532

Link to BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute): http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2016/2532.html Dates: Hearing date: 6 July 2016. Judgement date: 2 November 2016 Case synopsis: This complicated case looked at the mental capacity, and then at the best inte
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