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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 112 – The court’s power to make declarations

This section provides that the High Court has a power to make declarations in relation to persons aged 16 or over regarding whether that person has or lacks capacity to make a certain decision; whether the person has or lacks capacity to make decisions relating to certain matters; and the lawfulness of any act done, or yet to be done, in relation to the person.

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