LEGAL LEARNING SESSION: The Mental Capacity Act and the three Cs: Covid-19, case law and the code of practice

10/13/2021 09:45 - 11:00

A significant amount of case law involving capacity assessments and best interests decisions has come to court over the last year, not least as a result of unique issues arising during the Covid-19 pandemic. This session will review what has been learnt and outline the difference the long-awaited new code of practice will make, with a specific focus on:

  • Practice points emerging from the body of case law on the subject of the Covid-19 vaccination, mental capacity and best interests.
  • The latest learning from case law involving capacity and best interests, including such hot topics as sexual relations and contact.
  • The implications of the revision of the code of practice for practitioners assessing capacity and making best interests determinations.
From 1 September 2021, our standard rate, £29 +VAT, will apply for pre-event bookings. If tickets are available at the event, these will be charged at the on-site rate of £35 +VAT, or £29 +VAT if booked online.

Alex Ruck Keene, barrister, 39 Essex Chambers