Practice Guidance

Case law and the process of assessing mental capacity

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Introduction

Learning points Advice on how to start from the presumption of capacity. Tips on preparing for an assessment. Advice on distinguishing the fine line between unwise and incapacitous decisions. Please note This guide is based on case law as it stood at the time of writing and is not to be taken as legal advice. […]

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