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The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), an integral part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, are crucial provisions designed to protect individuals who lack the mental capacity to make specific decisions about their well-being.
Our People - Maria Nicholas
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) released legal guidance tailored to professional deputies and attorneys concerning the rules governing gift-giving. This article highlights some of the key issues outlined in that guidance.
Our People - Navin Bundhoo
Recently, the Supreme Court has given a judgment regarding ‘ordinary residence’ and the circumstances in which someone is discharged from detention in hospital.
Our People - GN
When circumstances leave individuals unable to handle their own financial affairs, there are legal mechanisms available to protect their financial stability, such as Deputyship and LPAs. 
Our People - Lilian Efstathiou
The Court of Protection in the UK has the power to grant injunctions. But what is an injunction, and how does it relate to the Court of Protection?
Our People - Olivia Allen
A Standard Authorisation is used to lawfully deprive someone of their liberty in order to care for them. Can you challenge this? Is legal aid available?
Our People - Olivia Allen
Anna Johnson considers the upcoming changes to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and what the changes may mean.
Our People - Anna Johnson
The participation of the protected party (P) in Court of Protection proceedings remains a priority, to ensure those at the centre of the debate are being listened to. Judicial visits allow P to communicate their wishes and feelings to the judge directly and provide an invaluable tool to ensure they are included in decisions made which will invariably impact their...
Our People - Anna Johnson
Anna Johnson considers the Supreme Court decision in Re JB regarding capacity to consent to sexual activity.
Our People - Anna Johnson
Lillian Efstathiou sets out some of the detail about what rights families have in s21A proceedings in the Court of Protection.
Our People - Lilian Efstathiou
Emma Bergin considers the outcome of the case of A CCG v AD (by his litigation friend the Official Solicitor) and AC in relation to courts authorising sedatives to be given so as to allow COVID-19 vaccinations where the person in question lacks capacity to consent.
Our People - GN
Cerise White takes a look at the important decision of Mr Justice Hayden in the case of SS v LB Richmond on Thames and SWL CCG where an application to vaccinate an incapacitated adult against COVID-19 was refused.
Our People - Cerise White
Lillian Efstathiou considers the law on when and how a young person can be deprived of their liberty under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Our People - Lilian Efstathiou
Cerise White looks at the movie "I Care A Lot" [2021] and considers the issues it raises and how UK law seeks to protect adults who lack capacity.
Our People - Cerise White
Cerise White considers the 'Free Britney!' campaign, how 'conservatorship' operates in the USA and the equivalent, 'deputyship' in the UK.
Our People - Cerise White
DP v London Borough of Hillingdon [2020] has substantial implications on the use of interim declarations in s21A proceedings in the Court of Protection.
Our People - Lilian Efstathiou
Cerise White takes a look at the recent case of A Local Authority -v- AB and its implications for what constitutes a deprivation of liberty in 2020.
Our People - Cerise White
Alcohol and Capacity: When drinking to excess is merely an unwise decision and whether you have the capacity to make decisions about your care and residence.
Our People - Olivia Allen
Oscar Sotiriou Martinez provides some interesting analysis of the impact of the recebt case of Re JB on the test for capacity to have sexual relations.
Our People - GN
Lilian Efstathiou looks at the consequences of Covid-19 on the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Our People - Lilian Efstathiou

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