Capacity and vulnerable parties

Capacity and vulnerable parties guidance:

This Practice Note deals with the requirements under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005) and the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010), SI 2010/2955, Pt 15 and FPR...

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This Practice Note considers the approach taken by the family courts in relation to issues of capacity and how capacity may be assessed including expert evidence. In the...

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Questions of capacity to marry, cohabit, have sexual relations and agree to the use of contraception are clearly highly sensitive and personal issues in which...

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Solicitors must consider the mental capacity of their clients in everything they do. The consideration of such capacity will occur where: • there is a question as to...

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Solicitors are not expected to be able to make a clinical diagnosis of a person's mental state but there are a number of tests and assessments that they need to...

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The Official Solicitor is an officer of the Supreme Court appointed by the Lord Chancellor. The Official Solicitor's staff includes experienced solicitors who specialise...

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This Practice Note is impacted by the exit of the UK from the EU on 31 January 2020. and sets out the current position on vulnerable persons in family proceedings. For...

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