Mental capacity law and policy

Mental Health and Disability Law Committee member Alex Ruck Keene tells us more about mental capacity law. Providing an accessible introduction to mental capacity law and policy, Alex discusses his experiences as a leading mental capacity barrister, academic and policy influencer, and his views on the future of mental capacity law.


  • Alex Ruck Keene, barrister at 39 Essex Chambers

Alex Ruck Keene is a specialist barrister, policy influencer, academic and educator of mental capacity law. Alex has acted in landmark cases at the Supreme Court and as the legal adviser to the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983. Passionate about the promotion of better practice and knowledge of mental capacity law generally, Alex also founded the website Mental Capacity Law and Policy, bringing his expertise knowledge to the general public.

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