Consultation: Mental capacity in the law of wills

Public consultation open: 13 July 2017 – 10 November 2017.  The outdated law of wills needs an overhaul according to the Law Commission. Victorian laws, out of step with the modern world, are failing to protect the vulnerable – and not allowing others to distribute their cherished possessions after they’ve gone. [The] Law Commission is consulting on […]

Job: Post-doc in Mental Health & Justice

York Law School, in collaboration with King’s College London.  Full-time position, 2.2 years. Closing date for applications: 25th August 2017. We wish to appoint a fixed-term full-time Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work on the ‘Enabling legal capacity through decision making support’ work stream within the ‘Mental Health and Justice’ Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award project.  Based […]

Event: Mental Health and Human Rights

Monday 22 May 2017, 6:30pm. Matrix Chambers, Griffin Buildings, London, WC1R 5LN. An event run by the Human Rights Lawyers Association’s Young Lawyers’ Committee. All are invited to join the panel, as they provide unique perspectives on this area, drawing on their experience in private practice, academia and civil society. The discussion will be followed by […]