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Litigation friends or foes?: representation of 'P' before the Court of Protection

Ruck Keene, Alex; Bartlett, Peter; Allen, Neil

Authors

Alex Ruck Keene alex.ruckkeene@39essex.com

PETER BARTLETT peter.bartlett@nottingham.ac.uk
Nottingham Healthcare Nhs Trust Professor of Mental Health Law

Neil Allen Neil.Allen@manchester.ac.uk



Abstract

This paper argues that, properly analysed, the common law and the European Convention on Human Rights (‘ECHR’) march hand in hand with the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (‘MCA 2005’) so as to impose a set of requirements on litigation friends acting for the subject of applications of proceedings before the Court of Protection (‘P’) which are very different to those currently understood by practitioners and the judiciary. The authors examine critically current practice and procedures and provide a set of proposals for reforms.

Citation

Ruck Keene, A., Bartlett, P., & Allen, N. (2016). Litigation friends or foes?: representation of 'P' before the Court of Protection. Medical Law Review, 24(3), https://doi.org/10.1093/medlaw/fww016

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 10, 2016
Publication Date Dec 22, 2016
Deposit Date May 31, 2016
Publicly Available Date Feb 1, 2017
Journal Medical Law Review
Print ISSN 0967-0742
Electronic ISSN 1464-3790
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 24
Issue 3
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/medlaw/fww016
Keywords Best interests; Capacity; Court of Protection; Legal representation; Litigation friends
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/33625
Publisher URL https://academic.oup.com/medlaw/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/medlaw/fww016
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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