5 Statutory Principles of the MCA 2005
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.
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