Capacity Law

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Eimear Burke, Hannah Unger and Ciara Long of Fieldfisher examine a key Circuit Court decision concerning the application of Ireland's new capacity law. In a recent key Circuit Court decision concerning the application of the Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act 2015 (as amended), the appointment of

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Over 130 practitioners attended a recent Bar of Ireland conference marking the commencement of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015. Delegates heard from a panel of legal experts, academics and from those on the front line of the forthcoming service.

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Community Law & Mediation has launched two guides in partnership with Family Carers Ireland to mark the commencement of the Assisted Decision-Making Capacity Act 2015. The two guides, A Guide on the Legal Aspects of Caring and A Practical Guide for Family Carers on The Assisted Decision-Making C

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The wards of court system will come to an end today with the long-awaited commencement of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015. A core principle of the new Act is that all persons have the presumption of capacity and should be supported to make their own decisions as far as is possible.

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Ireland's controversial wardship system will finally come to an end in April 2023, the government has said. Roderic O'Gorman, the minister for children, equality, disability, integration and youth, and Anne Rabbitte, the minister of state for disability, have confirmed that 26 April 2023 has been se

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Emma Slattery BL explores the changes made to the new Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Act 2022 as it made its way through the Seanad. The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Act 2022 (Act No. 46 of 2022) was signed into law by the President on Saturday, 17th December 2022

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The High Court has admitted a man suffering from bipolar affective disorder to wardship despite conflicting medical evidence on his capacity. The man was being kept in a residential placement but had acted in a violent and sexually inappropriate manner with staff while having a poor record of taking

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The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 is due to be commenced on the 21st November 2022. The recent High Court decision in Re JD [2022] IEHC 518 highlights the important changes to capacity assessments that will be required under that Act, and how consultants are already choosing to carry

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Gary Lee, the former head of Ballymun Community Law Centre, has joined the Office of the General Solicitor for Minors and Wards of Court. Mr Lee joins the office as a solicitor weeks after he announced his departure as managing solicitor of the law centre.

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The High Court has admitted an 89-year-old woman into wardship after her son failed to properly care for her significant personal needs and took out €87,000 from her bank account without authority. The woman was suffering from an acquired brain injury and dementia, requiring 24-hour care. Deliv

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