Conclusions of the SALS working party on welfare choices for incapacitated adults

  • Peter Harris
Keywords: Family law, Capacity and disability

Abstract

A report and summary of recommendations from the Working Party of the Family Law Working Group of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies, following examination of the UK Government proposals at the start of the 21st century for legislation to improve the safeguards to the care and welfare of mentally incapacitated adults. Article by P.M. Harris, Chairman of the Family Law Working Group of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies. Members of the Working Group contributing to deliberations on decision making for incapacitated adults were: P.M. Harris, chairman; Ms Barbara Beaton, Age Concern; Ms N. Finch, barrister; Mr Francis QC; Ms Liz Humphreys, Lord Chancellor’s Department; Mrs Claire Johnston, Official Solicitor’s Office; Ms Nicola Mackintosh, Mackintosh Duncan; the Hon Mrs C. Renton, barrister; Dr S. Sa’eed; Ms A. Sogan; Mr Malcolm Thompson.

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