Mental capacity law newsletter. 39 Essex Chambers, 'Mental Capacity Report' (issue 137, February 2024)

— "Highlights this month include: (1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: medical treatment dilemmas of different hues, how risky can the court be, and capacity in context; (2) In the Property and Affairs Report: useful guides for those creating LPAs and an Australian take on balancing risk and (false) hope in the context of scamming; (3) In the Practice and Procedure Report: medical evidence, mental disorder and deprivation of liberty, and the approach to propensity evidence; (4) In the Wider Context Report: the new framework for care home visiting in England, an important consultation on capacity in civil litigation, new core ethics guidance from the BMA, and the Circuit Court rolls up its sleeves in Ireland; (5) In the Scotland Report: discrimination narrowly avoided, and a case posing questions about compensation for unlawful detention."
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