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She added: "If an adult lacks sufficient mental capacity to make decisions for themselves the council can, if necessary, make an application to the court to appoint someone - called a deputy - to act in their best interests, or to seek a decision on specific issues.
If the shareholder loses mental capacity and can no longer work, the ability to provide his or her dependents with a regular income to live on.
The case shows the importance of mental capacity in marriage.
This guide outlines the key principles of mental health and mental capacity law in the UK and their application in everyday social work practice with adults.
P has been diagnosed with a number of conditions, including cerebral palsy and Down's syndrome and as a result he lacked the mental capacity to make decisions about his own welfare.
You need to set up an LPA while you still have mental capacity and the LPA was introduced to replace the old system of Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) in October 2007.
But in some cases, for example where people suffer from dementia or have a profound learning disability, they may lack the mental capacity to consent to the care or treatment they need.
This requirement now exists in all cases and is not limited to instances where a donor has lost mental capacity, as it was under the EPA regime.
The conference, called Mental Capacity Act the Challenge: Safeguarding Adults, Ethics and Liability, includes presentations by barrister and analyst Belinda Schwer, psychiatrist Julian Hughes and solicitor Samia Mushtaq.
He further stated that the deceased's mental state was impaired to such a degree that he was incapable of comprehending the importance of any issues before him and would not have had the mental capacity to comprehend the contract of marriage.
It is being introduced within the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and will be a superior court of record with all the powers of the High Court.
Eileen Loughridge a senior partner at Loughridge Bowler, in the Quadrant, says that while much has been written on the more sensational aspects of the Mental Capacity Act, other measures with huge implications for the elderly and infirm have been ignored.