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It is imperative when dealing with occupiers that have mental health issues that housing providers are able to understand what steps need to be taken where the occupier lacks or may lack mental capacity. In this webinar we will take you through the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the safeguards put in place by the Civil Procedure Rules to ensure that a person who lacks litigation capacity in Court Proceedings has a litigation friend in place.
About the Speakers:
Donna McCarthy, Partner, Housing Management & Property Litigation
Donna heads up a team advising on all aspects of housing management law and practice, acting for Local Authorities, Registered Providers and private landlords in complex litigation, including possession proceedings; actions to restrain Anti-Social Behaviour; injunctions and disrepair actions. She also advises social landlords on matters of housing policy and procedure. She has particular specialism in matters relating to mental health, capacity and safeguarding.
Lee Russell, Partner, Housing Management & Property Litigation
Lee was one of the first solicitors to qualify as part of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s fully qualifying law degree. He was one of the youngest qualifying solicitors at the time.
Lee advises on all aspects of housing management and property litigation, regularly advising private organisations, land owners, developers, investors, charities, local authorities and some of the largest providers of social housing in the United Kingdom.