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Decision making and mental capacity

Developing Vulnerability – Decision Making & Mental Capacity

26.09.18

Having mental capacity to make our own decisions is something that many of us take for granted, but in reality, any of us could face a situation where our capacity fluctuates or is lost on a short-term, or even permanent, basis. In this piece we will review the process for making decisions where a person’s


#askRL – What is a Health and Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney?

02.07.18

Today, Solicitors for the Elderly launch its new campaign “The Incapacity Crisis: Making sure your wishes are heard” which raises awareness of Health and Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney. In support of the campaign, and as part of our own blog series on ‘Developing Vulnerability’ which looks at what happens when mental capacity is lost


Making decisions on behalf of a person who lacks mental capacity

30.09.16

By Katherine Miller Determining whether a person can make decisions for themselves is extremely important, especially when the person concerned is disabled or vulnerable. The ability to make your own choices and decisions is referred to as mental capacity. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) sets out the important principle which states that we must