Mental Capacity: Law and Practice

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4th Edition, September 2018

This new edition has been comprehensively revised by a team of experienced contributors to provide coverage of all the latest developments in legislation, procedure and case law, including:

• The reissued Court of Protection Rules (and accompanying Practice Directions) which took effect in December 2017.
• The Law Commission Recommendations on Deprivation of Liberty
• A completely new chapter on the important topic of Representation and Participation of P
• An extensively updated chapter on the International Protection of Adults, with the addition of a new section on “Ordinary Residence”

Mental Capacity: Law and Practice provides an authoritative commentary, highlighting areas of potential difficulty and offering practical guidance on the challenges that the legislation poses. This book is essential reading for all private client lawyers, chancery practitioners, non-contentious lawyers, local authorities and healthcare professionals.

Consulting Editor: Gordon R Ashton OBE, Retired District Judge and Nominated Judge of the Court of Protection

General Editor: The Hon Mr Justice Baker

Senior Contributing Editor: District Judge Marc Marin, Nominated Judge of the Court of Protection, The Family Court and the County Court at Barnet and First Avenue House

Contributors: James Beck, Senior Solicitor, Office of the Official Solicitor and Public Trustee; Annabel Lee, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers; Claire van Overdijk, Barrister, Outer Temple Chambers; LLM teaching fellow, Faculty of Laws, University College London; Alex Ruck Keene, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers, Honorary Research Lecturer at the University of Manchester, Wellcome Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at Kings College London; Dr Lucy Series, Research Associate, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University; Martin Terrell, Partner, Warners Solicitors; Adrian D Ward MBE, Enrolled solicitor, Expert Adviser, Centre for Mental Health and Capacity Law, Edinburgh, Napier University; Research Affiliate, Essex Autonomy Project