1 The need for law reform
Problems in the law can be highlighted in various ways. For example high-profile court cases, media or public concern, campaigns by pressure groups, or political or international pressure may suggest that the current law is not entirely satisfactory.
This course will look at one specific area of law – mental incapacity – and see how it was identified as needing reform.
To start, listen to the following podcast, in which I, Phil Bates, explain how I became interested in the issues explored in this course. It is approximately 5 minutes long. The 'Block 1' referred to in the audio is in the original Open University course W820 Exploring legal meaning. It does not apply to this course.