Best interests decision making: legal refresher

14:00 – 15:00

Best interests decision making is one of the core elements of practice under the Mental Capacity Act but it remains a challenging area because of evolving case law and the challenges of applying it in complex cases. This session will provide guidance on:

  • 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 contact and safeguarding
  • How to chair best interests meetings


Alex Ruck Keene, barrister, 39 Essex Chambers

*Please note there is a fee of £29 +VAT (£24 + VAT if booked before 27 July 2018) to reserve your place at this session.*

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