The issue of capacity arises in numerous areas of law such as Wardship, Powers of Attorney, the loss of capacity arising from accidents/medical negligence and the protection of vulnerable persons. The Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act 2015, parts of which are commencing imminently, introduces a number of new concepts relating to the issue of capacity, decision making and self-determination. This one- hour lecture evaluates the aims and objectives of the Act and sets out the new changes in relation to decision-making, Wardship and the Decision Support Services.
- Proposed changes
- Best interests v Wills & Preferences
- New test for capacity
- Guiding principles
- Decision support services
- Advance Healthcare Directives
- New regime for Wardship
Duration & pricing:
- Net-Duration: 1 hour
To book this module please refer to: 2023 Legal CPD programme
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