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Concluding Thoughts

Jonathan Herring.

in Vulnerable Adults and the Law

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law; Medical and Healthcare Law. 2086 words.

This concluding chapter synthesizes the key themes in the text and attempts to correct some possible misapprehensions concerning vulnerability. It also emphasizes the dangers of the...

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Contract Law and Vulnerability

Jonathan Herring.

in Vulnerable Adults and the Law

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law; Medical and Healthcare Law. 16676 words.

This chapter looks into the law of contract and its relationship to the concept of vulnerability. Contract law is an example of where the law favours the contractor who does not reach out...

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Criminal Law and the Protection of Vulnerable Adults

Jonathan Herring.

in Vulnerable Adults and the Law

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law; Medical and Healthcare Law. 18426 words.

This chapter describes the concept of vulnerability as it is understood in criminal law by examining two main themes: protection and paternalism. On the one hand, criminalizing offences...

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Defining Vulnerability

Jonathan Herring.

in Vulnerable Adults and the Law

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law; Medical and Healthcare Law. 16834 words.

This chapter examines the difficulties in defining the concept of vulnerability. It argues that disagreements mainly centre on two schools of thought. One notion claims that vulnerability...

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Introducing Vulnerability

Jonathan Herring.

in Vulnerable Adults and the Law

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law; Medical and Healthcare Law. 1825 words.

This introductory chapter briefly discusses the notion of vulnerability and explores how current law responds to it. It examines how the law is built around the ideal of legal personhood. A...

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Public Authorities and Vulnerable Adults

Jonathan Herring.

in Vulnerable Adults and the Law

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law; Medical and Healthcare Law. 20439 words.

This chapter explores the responsibilities of local authorities in relation to the provision of care and support under the Care Act 2014. It discusses how the Act ensures that services are...

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The Use of the Inherent Jurisdiction and Vulnerable People

Jonathan Herring.

in Vulnerable Adults and the Law

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law; Medical and Healthcare Law. 11684 words.

This chapter analyses the courts’ use of inherent jurisdiction to protect vulnerable people. It promotes the use of this jurisdiction by outlining the advantages to be gained from it. One...

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Vulnerable Adults and Capacity

Jonathan Herring.

in Vulnerable Adults and the Law

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law; Medical and Healthcare Law. 11568 words.

This chapter delves deeper into the law’s understanding of capacity by looking into the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA). The notion of capacity serves a critical role in the law’s response...

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Vulnerable Adults and Human Rights

Jonathan Herring.

in Vulnerable Adults and the Law

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Family Law; Medical and Healthcare Law. 17359 words.

This chapter examines the duties of the state in protecting vulnerable adults in the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and through the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA). It also...

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Vulnerable Adults and the Law

Jonathan Herring.

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Family Law; Medical and Healthcare Law. 304 pages.

In an examination of the legal position of vulnerable adults, understood as those who have capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 but are deemed impaired through vulnerability in their...

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