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Legal update

15 July 2019 Capacity at birth – care planning, contingent and anticipatory declarations

Our recent case of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust v CD is significant because it is the first reported judgment on the use of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) to make contingent and anticipatory declarations in the event that P lacks capacity at a particular future point in time.

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Mental Capacity Act – anticipating loss of capacity

Health lawyer, Chris Stark, provides you with an update on the recent case of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust v CD [2019] EWCOP 24.

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Legal update

21 January 2019 Mental Health Act – a new age?

Those with a keen eye on mental health law will have seen that Sir Simon Wessely’s full report on the Mental Health Act was published on 6 December 2018.

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30 July 2018 Withdrawing life support – when is the court required?

Albeit in very sad individual circumstances, today’s judgment by the Supreme Court on An NHS Trust v Y [2018] UKSC 46 is hopefully one of the rare occasions when courts have an opportunity to bring relief for professionals and families alike.

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22 June 2018 Legal aid for families at inquest

The question of representation at inquest is always at the forefront of everyone’s minds and as someone who represents a wide variety of health, care, public and independent sector clients I often sit next to an unrepresented family.

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12 January 2015 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Coroners

Since P v Cheshire West and Cheshire Council and P & Q v Surrey County Council in March 2014 there has been added impetus to clarifying the coronial requirements when a person dies under a DoL.

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Chief Coroner's Annual Report - PFD reports on the rise

In this video Chris Stark provides an update on the Chief Coroner’s first annual report and the impact this may have on your organisation.

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What happens at an inquest?

In this video Ian explains what is involved in an inquest and how this can impact your school.

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Why would a school be involved in an inquest?

Ian Long explains the implications of being involved in an inquest and what your school can do when faced with the situation.

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Legal update

12 July 2013 Coroners reforms

Coroners reforms – finally insight

The Coroners and Justice Act received royal assent in 2009.

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