Case Law

Urgent transfer to a care home: Hull City Council v A & Ors [2021] EWCOP 60

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By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction It is an important principle of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) that decision makers must always have regard to less restrictive options. Accordingly, health and social care professionals should only consider physical forms of intervention as a last resort and, for example, strive to achieve positive outcomes for the person […]

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