Although the Law Society has yet formally to establish a Mental Capacity Accreditation scheme, a further step has been taken with the recent appointment of Floyd Porter of Miles & Partners as the Chief Assessor. We congratulate him on his appointment, and wish him well as he and the Law Society work towards establishing a panel, which will in due course – and amongst other things – open the way to the appointment of Accredited Legal Representatives to act for P within the intermediary of a litigation friend. As discussed in relation to the  Re JM case in the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Newsletter, such appointments cannot come too soon (so long, of course, as they are accompanied by appropriate amendments to the relevant legal aid regulations). Floyd will be discussing the role and the scheme at the MHLA annual COP conference in June.