Mental Capacity Act issues

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides the legal framework for acting and making decisions on behalf of individuals who lack the mental capacity to make particular decisions for themselves. It is important that everyone who works or cares for an adult who may lack capacity understands and complies with the requirements that are set out in the legislation.

Our healthcare team has an extensive and comprehensive understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and can provide specialist advice, assistance and representation in relation to all aspects of mental capacity law. This includes advice on and representation in Court of Protection proceedings.

Emergency advice

If necessary, we provide urgent advice over the telephone during office hours. Outside of these hours, we provide emergency advice and support via our 24-hour helpline. For further information please contact Andrew Parsons.

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