'Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty': A discussion of the Law Commission's recommendations

Tuesday 4 April 2017, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Garden Court Chambers

Date: Tuesday 4 April 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ  
Areas of Law: Court of Protection

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The Law Commission’s final report and draft Bill were published on 13 March 2017, recommending the repeal of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and the introduction of a new scheme "as a matter of pressing urgency”.

Please join us for a discussion on:

  • What the report and draft Bill say about the scope of the Liberty Protection Safeguards (the new scheme recommended to replace the DoLS)
  • How would the new scheme work, considering:
    - 16–17 year olds
    - people cared for in their own homes
    - self-funders
    - interface with the Mental Health Act 1983
    - changes to the law on inquests
  • The significance of the wider recommendations on decision-making, including:
    - changes to the law on giving weight to wishes and feelings
    - the restriction on the defence in Section 5 Mental Capacity Act 2005
    - supported decision-making schemes
  • Whether the reforms would provide better protection for Article 5 and Article 8 rights


Who should attend?

Legal practitioners undertaking Court of Protection cases, NGOs and anyone interested in the law on human rights for people lacking mental capacity.

This event is free to attend and includes light refreshments.

Please email the Garden Court Chambers events team at seminars@gclaw.co.uk to book your place.


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