2022.02.23 - GCN - Court of Protection - Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)

Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) – Whatever Happened To Best Interests?


When a care package deprives a person who lacks capacity to make decisions regarding their residence and care of their liberty, such a deprivation is to be authorised by the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards under Schedule A1, Mental Capacity Act 2005.  From April 2022, the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 will come into force:

  • Introducing Liberty Protection Safeguards (‘LPS’) in a new Schedule AA1 to the 2005 Act
  • Deleting Schedule A1
  • Extending statutory review of deprivation of liberty to 16 and 17 year olds
  • Designating ‘Responsible Bodies’ to authorise deprivation of liberty
  • Creating roles for ‘Approved Mental Capacity Professionals’
  • Requiring a capacity determination, a mental disorder determination, and a ‘necessary and proportionate’ determination
  • Increasing involvement for families, and creating the role of ‘appropriate person’ to represent and support the cared-for person
  • Extending the scheme to domestic settings
  • Omitting challenges under s.21A MCA and replacing them with similar challenges under new s.21ZA.

In this free 1 hour webinar, Rory O’Ryan of Garden Court North Chambers will consider these interesting amendments, and more.  Of interest will be the change from the current ‘best interests’ requirements for an authorisation, to a ‘necessary and proportionate’ assessment.

Target Audience

This webinar is aimed at legal practitioners and those working with them, with an assumed basic knowledge of the topic area.

Date and Time

This free webinar will be held on Wednesday 23 February 2022 at 1pm.

Recording & Registration

After the event, we will provide details of how to view the recording and slides to everyone that registers for this free webinar.

The recording and slides will be available to view for three months from the date of the webinar.


Rory O'Ryan | Barrister | Garden Court North Chambers

Rory’s practice covers the full spectrum of immigration law, ranging from personal and business immigration issues, PBS, EU free movement and protection and human rights appeals in the First tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal and beyond, having appeared in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.