Mental capacity law newsletter. 39 Essex Chambers, 'Mental Capacity Report' (issue 135, October 2023)

— "Highlights this month include: (1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: Brain stem death before the courts and conveyancing; (2) In the Property and Affairs Report: the Powers of Attorney Act 2023 gets Royal Assent, and how it will change the Mental Capacity Act 2005; (3) In the Practice and Procedure Report: revised guidance for Accredited Legal Representatives and anonymisation of clinicians in cases involving the MCA 2005; (4) In the Wider Context Report: a revised online ADRT service and a revised clinical guide for staff working with autistic people and those with a learning disability, and our Irish correspondents highlight two specific aspects of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015; (5) In the Scotland Report: attorneys as executors."
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