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Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act Training Day

Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act Training Day

The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Act 2022 was signed into law on 17th December, 2022 and is likely to be commenced shortly. This is a major piece of legislation providing for the abolition of the existing system of wardship for adults and the putting in place of a modern system of decision support arrangements. The Lunacy Regulation (Ireland) Act 1871 will be repealed. The Act amends the Civil Legal Aid Act 1995 to provide bespoke provisions for legal aid for relevant persons and wards of court in certain matters under the Act and the provisions of the Act will generally be within the scope of civil legal aid.


The Board is holding a training day on Monday 23rd January 2023 from 10am-4pm which is open to all solicitors in private practice and barristers (to take place over Zoom). The training will cover such matters as the Decision Support Service, functional assessments of capacity, the bespoke legal aid provisions relating to relevant persons and the law and practice under the Act.


The Board is planning for the establishment of a panel of solicitors to provide services under the Act. This training day will satisfy the training requirement that is envisaged will form part of the terms and conditions of the solicitors panel.


If you wish to register for this training can you please email ppunit@legalaidboard.ie no later than close of business Thursday 19th January 2023 to register. The training will be free of charge.