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Alex Ruck Keene
Barrister | 39 Essex Chambers
Alex been recommended as a leading expert in the field of mental capacity law for several years, both inside and outside the Court of Protection.

He has a particular (and unrivalled) experience in cross-border cases involving incapacitated adults. His writing commitments include The International Protection of Adults, The Court of Protection Handbook, Court of Protection Practice, Court of Protection Law Reports (both Jordan Publishing) and the third edition of Assessment of Mental Capacity.

He is an Honorary Research Lecturer at the University of Manchester, a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health and Disability Committee, and the creator of the website www.mentalcapacitylawandpolicylaw.org.uk.
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Barrister | 39 Essex Chambers
Alex been recommended as a leading expert in the field of mental capacity law for several years, both inside and outside the Court of Protection.

He has a particular (and unrivalled) experience in cross-border cases involving incapacitated adults. His writing commitments include The International Protection of Adults, The Court of Protection Handbook, Court of Protection Practice, Court of Protection Law Reports (both Jordan Publishing) and the third edition of Assessment of Mental Capacity.

He is an Honorary Research Lecturer at the University of Manchester, a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health and Disability Committee, and the creator of the website www.mentalcapacitylawandpolicylaw.org.uk.
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The new process for the judicial authorisation of deprivation of liberty in settings outside hospitals and care homes came into force on 17 November. The procedure implements the judgments of Sir...
As many of you will know, I have spent a significant part of this year working on guidance commissioned by the Department of Health for Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs), relevant person's...
Liverpool City Council v SG & Ors [2014] EWCOP 10SummaryIn a judgment that assists in resolving one issue that has been exercising practitioners (of all hues) since the judgment in Cheshire West,...
I have, with my fellow Mental Capacity Law Newsletter editors, put together a guide for the benefit of front-line social work and medical staff as to the implications of the Cheshire...
Introduction In my previous article, I summarised the key points of the decision, and gave some initial comments.   I want to return today to consider some further points in the judgments of the...
Introduction After a wait that - if one was being impertinent - might seem doubtfully compliant with the requirement of speed in Art 5(4) ECHR, the Supreme Court has now handed down its judgment in...
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