5 Statutory Principles of the MCA 2005

5 Statutory Principles of the MCA 2005

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Course Overview

Intended to provide a statutory framework to empower and protect people who may lack capacity to make decisions for themselves, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 for England and Wales come into force in 2007 and is underpinned by five key principles.

During this bite size session confirmation will be given to role of each principle, which can be grouped chronologically as follows:

Principles 1-3 – These principles cover the process before or at the point of determining whether someone lacks capacity

Principles 4 & 5 – These principles cover the process to support the decision-making process once it has been established that capacity is lacking

Whilst this session is intended to provide an invaluable insight or reminder for those in practice, this course will also be of interest to all solicitors and practitioners, irrespective of their specialist area of law, who wish to meet the SRA standards for delivery of client services and demonstrate an understanding of mental health issues.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • Have a greater understanding of, and feel confident when, advising clients regarding this area of mental health law

What is the target audience?

  • Mental health practitioners



About Instructor - Steph Barber

Steph Barber completed her legal training in the North West before setting up her own specialist commercial and medical negligence law firm. She sold her firm in 2000 and joined a progressive London charity as their in house counsel. Steph joined Law Hound to head up their commercial law department and has developed Law Hound's online legal services.

Steph enjoys travel and eating out in her spare time. Steph has lectured extensively on CPD courses, to the Court Service, Legal Services Commission and private practices on procedure and practice.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    3 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page


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  • £ 60