Mental Capacity: Law and Practice

Second Edition

Edited by: Gordon Ashton, Penny Letts, Marc Marin, Martin Terrell, Alex Ruck Keene

This second edition builds on the success of Mental Capacity: The New Law which was published in response to the UK's Mental Capacity Act 2005. The book has been extensively revised to provide coverage of all the latest developments in UK legislation, procedure, and case law, including an examination of the deprivation of liberty safeguards and a new chapter that deals with the re-emergence of the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court and the cross-over with administrative law. Mental Capacity: Law and Practice provides an authoritative commentary, highlighting areas of potential difficulty and offering practical guidance on the challenges that the UK legislation poses. It includes the text of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (as amended) and the supplementary Codes of Practice. It will be essential reading for private client lawyers, chancery practitioners, non-contentious lawyers, and healthcare professionals.


892 pages

Publication Date: 8/31/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781846613135