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The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published within weeks of the Act, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the effects, extent and scope of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself. They offer a cost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 comes into force in 2007 and radically reforms the law under which decisions will be made for those who lack mental capacity. Changes are wide-ranging and significant and include: a new functional capacity test; the primacy of 'best interests'; the creation of a new Court of Protection; and a new criminal offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect.
This practical guide contains a copy of the Act and examines both the impact of the changes introduced and the priniciples and key concepts. It is an invaluable resource for all practitioners working in this complex area.