Court of Protection and Capacity

Treating mental health with mindfulness

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Eve Piffaretti discusses why there is a strong signal for practitioners to consider mindfulness as an alternative approach to early intervention to prevent and combat mental ill-health. More …

Taking responsibility...helping lives

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Rebecca Davies was just a few months old when she was involved in an horrific car accident that changed her life forever. More …

After Cheshire West – Where now?

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The Cheshire West case is primarily of interest as it looked to clarify the point at which a person who has lost mental capacity is being deprived of his liberty by their carers. The Court of Protection decision was overturned by the Supreme Court. More …

The Assisted Dying Bill

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The Assisted Dying Bill passed its second reading in the House of Lords on 18 July without a vote. More …

What constitutes a deprivation of liberty? ("A gilded cage is still a cage")

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Blake Morgan's consultant, Professor Richard Jones, considers the decision of the Supreme Court in P v Cheshire West and Chester Council; P and Q v Surrey County Council. More …