BEST INTERESTS DECISION MAKING: LEGAL REFRESHER (LEGAL LEARNING)
Best interests decision making is one of the core elements of practice under the Mental Capacity Act, but it remains a challenging area of practice because of evolving case law and the challenges of applying it in complex cases. This session will cover:
Understanding the best interests checklist and what case law says about the weight that should be applied to people’s past and present wishes and feelings.
Best interests decision-making in complex cases including those concerning sexual relations, contact and safeguarding.
- Applying the least restrictive option principle in practice.
- Chairing best interests meetings.
Alex Ruck Keene, barrister, 39 Essex Street