Parklane Plowden Podcast – Mental Capacity: A practical guide 
12 December 2023

Parklane Plowden Podcast – Mental Capacity: A practical guide 

Listen to Parklane Plowden’s latest PLP Podcast – Mental Capacity: A practical guide 

Mental Capacity can arise in any case, and it is important for practitioners to be prepared for the legal challenges it poses.

Head of Parklane Plowden’s Civil team, barrister Stuart Jamieson is joined by PLP clinical negligence and personal injury barrister, Howard Elgot to discuss Mental Capacity and provide practical guidance for practitioners as they navigate this complex issue throughout the litigation process.

Together they explore the key principles laid out in the Mental Capacity Act 2005, what they mean for litigation and how to approach challenges and mitigate risks when the question of Mental Capacity arises.

To illustrate the topic, the two also draw on examples from cases where Howard has acted as junior or leading counsel throughout his extensive career at the Bar.

Listen to the podcast below:

Helpful resources and further reading:

  1. Law Society guidance to Mental Capacity
  2. Kerry Underwood blog on Mental Capacity
  3. HE Talk at Professional Negligence Law Association national conference
  4. Guidance on what an Advocate or Intermediary can be in a case
  5. Evans vs Batesh Partnership judgment
  6. Coles vs Perfect judgment
  7. Howard Elgot webinar: Litigation capacity – a Practical Guide