The Mental Capacity Act - Summer Update with Tim Spencer-Lane
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is a vital piece of legislation, which is continuously being updated by case law and law reform.
One of the biggest challenges for practitioners is keeping up-to-date with the constant stream of judgments handed down by the Court of Protection and case law from the higher courts, and developments in Government policy.
This live broadcast session will provide you with a summary of all the recent key cases handed down by the courts and an opportunity to discuss their implications for your practice with other delegates in the virtual classroom.
The session will also consider law reform and wider changes to guidance, policy and procedure.
Key legal decisions on matters such as mental capacity assessments, best interests determinations and deprivation of liberty will be discussed in straightforward and comprehensible terms.
The session is aimed at private client lawyers whose clients may lack capacity to make particular decisions and local authority lawyers and other advisers who come into contact with older and disabled people or family carers.
What You Will Learn
The live broadcast session will cover the following:
- Recent case law developments on the Mental Capacity Act (including the Supreme Court decision in Re D on parental consent to deprivation of liberty for 16 and 17 year olds)
- Law reform developments including the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act
- Changes to guidance and policy
- Wider developments in policy thinking and international treaties such as the Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.