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The fourth principle requires that if a decision is made (or an act done) on behalf of a person who does not have mental capacity, then it must be made (done) in their best interest. There is no specific answer as to what is in a person’s best interest, as every decision is unique to the person and circumstances involved. Unfortunately, there is no legal definition of best interest. There is, however, a procedure set out in s.4 of the Mental Capacity Act which should be followed and will assist when making a best interest decision.