Chapter 15. Scenarios L: The Informal Carer

  1. Bridgit Dimond

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697665.ch15a

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity

How to Cite

Dimond, B. (2008) Scenarios L: The Informal Carer, in Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470697665.ch15a

Author Information

  1. Emeritus Professor, University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405133593

Online ISBN: 9780470697665



  • informal carer;
  • mental capacity act 2005;
  • power of attorney;
  • counselling;
  • court of protection


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Duty of care

  • Informal carer as donee of a lasting power of attorney

  • Informal carer as a deputy appointed by the Court of Protection

  • Informal carer and the Code of Practice

  • Informal carer and civil proceedings

  • Informal carer and criminal proceedings

  • Informal carers and advance decisions

  • Informal carer and research

  • Informal carer and the independent mental capacity advocate

  • Access to personal information and the duty of confidentiality

  • Documentation and the informal carer

  • Informal carer and time limits

  • Multiple issues

  • Check list for informal carer

  • References