Researching Reform

Steven Neary’s case is now well documented in the press and at the time highlighted a terrible truth about the Court of Protection – that is wasn’t working properly and was as a result depriving people of their liberty, without just cause.

Now, The House of Lords Committee charged with investigating the Mental Capacity Act 2005, will be having a debate on the matter, and have invited Steven’s father, Mark to speak about their experiences and how the London Borough of Hillingdon failed to comply with the Act, unlawfully depriving his son of his liberty for nearly a year.

The meeting takes place today in Committee Room 2, at the Palace of Westminster, and starts at 10.40am.

The first segment has been set up to scrutinise the Mental Capacity Act and examine whether the legislation offers adequate protection, whether costs or lack of legal aid stop people from accessing the Court of Protection and…

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