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Best Interests and Covid-19 Vaccinations

The first Court of Protection judgment in relation to capacity, best interests and the Covid-19 vaccination has been published. The matter concerns Mrs E, an 80-year old woman, who had been living in her current care home since March 2020,…

White Paper on reform of mental health law

Back in October 2017 the then Prime Minister Theresa May announced a review of the Mental Health Act chaired by Prof Simon Wessely. That review reported in December 2018 and the Queen’s speech in 2020 reiterated the Government’s commitment to…

The use of CCTV in care homes – The legal issues

Is the use of surveillance cameras in care homes an acceptable practice? This question has been subject to regular debate in the care home sector and the media, often in the context of cases where care homes have been seen to have failed their…