Vulnerable adults and the law / Jonathan Herring
- Herring, Jonathan
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introducing Vulnerability -- 2.Defining Vulnerability -- Introduction -- The meaning of vulnerability -- Politics and vulnerability -- Duties to the vulnerable -- Critiques of vulnerability -- Vulnerability is good -- Conclusion -- 3.Vulnerable Adults and Capacity -- Introduction -- The basic legal structure -- Mental capacity -- The importance of autonomy -- The failure of MCA and capacity to protect autonomy -- Solving the problem -- Relational autonomy -- Conclusion -- 4.The Use of the Inherent Jurisdiction and Vulnerable People -- Introduction -- The historical background -- The relationship between the inherent jurisdiction and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 -- Who is subject to the inherent jurisdiction? -- Abusive relationships -- Autonomy -- Best interests -- Cases where the inherent jurisdiction was not used -- Conclusion -- 5.Vulnerable Adults and Human Rights -- Introduction -- The right to protection -- Proof of an interference of a right -- Level of knowledge required -- What is required of the state? -- Remedies for breach of human rights -- Discussion -- The limitations of a human rights based approach -- Conclusion -- 6.Public Authorities and Vulnerable Adults -- Introduction -- Definition of abuse -- Statistics on abuse -- Reports of abuse -- Some general themes -- An overview of the Care Act 2014 -- The well-being principle -- Prevention -- Core duties to assess -- Safeguarding -- Conclusion -- 7.Criminal Law and the Protection of Vulnerable Adults -- Introduction -- The protection of vulnerable adults in the criminal law -- Exploitation -- Criminalizing exploitation in practice -- Rule of law and exploitation -- Protection and paternalism -- Shared vulnerabilities -- Especial protection for the vulnerable -- Conclusion -- 8.Contract Law and Vulnerability -- Introduction -- The principle of freedom of contract -- Misrepresentation -- Mistake -- The signature rule and `non est factum' -- Rectification -- Duress -- Undue influence -- Unconscionable bargains -- Statutory protections -- A vulnerability based contract law -- Conclusion -- 9.Concluding Thoughts -- Rethinking the norm -- Breaking down the boundaries -- De-centring autonomy -- Rethinking responsibilities -- The dangers of vulnerability -- Can the law do it all?.
- Through an examination of current case law, this book provides the first sustained treatment of vulnerable adults, discussing the legal position of those whose ability to make decisions for themselves is impaired.
- 9780191800757 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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