Decision making in respect of health and welfare

Decision making in respect of health and welfare guidance:

A fact-finding hearing will be required in some welfare cases in the Court of Protection to resolve contested factual issues in the proceedings. When is a fact-finding...

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Produced in partnership with Alex Ruck Keene and Michelle Pratley both of 39 Essex Chambers. BREXIT IMPACT: As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU...

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Note that this Practice Note addresses only English law. Following devolution there are now differences between the English and Welsh rules on many aspects of the...

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Produced in partnership with Alex Ruck Keene and Michelle Pratley both of 39 Essex Chambers. Safeguarding issues frequently underpin or arise in welfare proceedings in...

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Medical treatment of those without capacity to consent Generally, it is the patient's (P’s) consent which makes invasive medical treatment lawful. Where P is unable to...

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Produced in partnership with Alex Ruck Keene of 39 Essex Chambers. Introduction It may be necessary to make an urgent application to the Court of Protection in one of two...

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The powers of the Court of Protection The Court of Protection has the power to make a decision or decisions as to the personal welfare of a person lacking the capacity...

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