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3.0 out of 5 stars The only show in town at present, 8 Jan. 2009
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This review is from: Mental Capacity Act Manual (Paperback)
Whilst the section by section commentary on the Act itself is the best available there is very little commentary on the schedules and regulations.

The book includes the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Code of Practice but oddly not the main Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice.

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards commentary is confined to a free text essay style chapter with no paragraph by paragraph commentary on the schedule A1 dols provisions themselves.

There are, I think, too many in text and index typos which should have been picked up during proofreading: references to paragraphs that don't exist in the index for example.

There's also arguably too much author centred opinion inflicted upon the commentary in contrast the author's Mental Health Act Manual. The author's interpretation of what constitutes a deprivation of liberty is a case in point. He may well be right (and probably is) but it would be good to know more about the other legal perspectives.

Having said that it is a genuinely impressive book and when all is said and done a must buy which you won't regret for a second.
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