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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 - commentary from our Court of Protection team

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This year, Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 10 – 16 May and the chosen theme this year is nature. During the long months of the pandemic, many of us experienced mental health problems, watched a loved one struggle, or just been generally...

The administration of vaccines to vulnerable adults who lack the mental capacity to consent

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The NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme is seen as a crucial part of the government's strategy to bring COVID-19 under control, with vaccines now being administered across the country. It is imperative that consent is obtained (or a capacity...

Published Court of Protection guidance for legal professionals arising from COVID-19

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The Honourable Mr Justice Hayden, vice president of the Court of Protection, has recently published guidance for judges and practitioners in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visits to vulnerable clients Many of the...

Inherent jurisdiction to authorise deprivation of liberty of adult with capacity

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In the recently reported case of A Local Authority v BF [2018] EWCA Civ 2962, the court ruled that in an emergency situation, someone may be deprived of their liberty in the absence of evidence of mental disorder without infringing their human rights. ...