Great minds think alike: yesterday we were complaining to John Hemming MP about the failures and abuse of the Mental Capacity Act in our meeting on Secrecy as the cloak for Criminality? John Hemming comments on his blog on 24 June 2013 and links to an article he wrote for The Independent.

At the same time the House of Lords Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 has published a Call for Evidence and the UK Human Rights Blog writes about it here.

Please send your ‘well documented cases’ to holmentalcapacityco@parliament.uk before 2 September 2013.

In my observation, this is what things boil down to in the broad spectrum of ‘white collar crimes':

  1. the secrecy of family courts is meant to ‘protect'; but the reality is that it is used to steal children, even though there may be cases where parents are not fit to parent; but what the care system does AGAINST children and parents by far outweighs what it does FOR them
  2. to declare somebody not to have ‘mental capacity’ is meant to ‘protect’ the person by letting somebody else make decisions on their behalf; but in reality it is used by the Official Solicitor and his legal colleagues to steal assets.

The prime victim and advocate of this experience is former BAE pilot Len Lawrence. He describes his experience at length in a comment to this article on toxic fumes.

While he was declared not to have mental capacity (due to medication for his poisoning), assets ‘went missing’… Another article is here.

On Victims Unite you’ll find comments from Len.