Changing law: mental capacity legislation
Changing law: mental capacity legislation

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Changing law: mental capacity legislation

3.2 Reactions to the Law Commission’s work

Even if there was little agreement about how the law should change, the fact that the Law Commission were reviewing the area was generally welcomed by those who were familiar with the problems in the law (for example a special issue of Medical Law Review (vol. 2, spring 1994) included several articles that analysed Consultation Paper No 129; these were generally supportive of the Law Commission’s work, while raising concerns or criticisms about some aspects of the proposals). However, a less positive response came from some sections of the media, particularly because of the issues relating to controversial medical decisions.


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