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News about Mental Capacity Ltd and its two Directors, Nicky Ryder and Mike Ryder.

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COPPA: Masterclass in Executive Dysfunction & Mental Capacity

We recently had the privilege to attend a stimulating event exploring the role of executive dysfunction and mental capacity. The afternoon was hosted by CoPPA North West and Pennine Care NHS Foundation and featured speakers from across the legal and medical professions, including Judge Simon Burrows, Barristers Rebecca Clark and Neil Allen, and Consultant Psychiatrists Dr Cathy Symonds, Dr Ade Akinola and Dr Samuel Wintrip.  

Mental capacity assessment: female professional assessing elderly gentleman

Important updates to Form COP3 ‘assessment of capacity’

As of July 2023 there is now a new updated COP3 form (‘assessment of capacity’ for Court of Protection Submissions) available on the UK Government website. We have a growing range of blogs around this topic and area able to provide completition of Part B on referral. For a walkthrough guide of the updated document, please visit.

Supporting capacity with augmentative communication aids

Top 10 blogs on Mental Capacity and the Mental Capacity Act

In the last 18 months, we have published 100 blog posts on topics relating to Mental Capacity and the Mental Capacity Act (2005). In that time, we’ve covered a diverse range of subjects from Lasting Power of Attorney, to least restrictive practice, the causative nexus, and much more besides! We’ve also recently launched a series of mini case studies using characters from famous film and TV shows as a way to think about capacity around decisions.