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Court considers duties of Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs)

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 8 2013

On 19 February 2013, in the case of DD v Durham County Council, the Court of Appeal considered whether to give leave for proceedings to be brought

Restrictions on private life

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 4 2013

Just before Christmas, judgment was given in the case of J Council v GU and others. GU suffered from a number of separable mental disorders including

MHA or MCA a more flexible approach?

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 18 2013

Mr Justice Charles handed down this judgment as President of the Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber on 6 August. We have saved our briefing

Court rules boy's life support to be switched off against parents’ wishes

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 17 2012

In a recent High Court case, the judge was presented with the conflicting wishes of a gravely ill boy’s parents and the view of the medical team treating him

Supreme Court considers the need to ration resources in care planning

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 8 2011

The Supreme Court recently considered a case about the use of limited resources to meet need, where the proposed care package was strongly opposed by the service user

Disputes about care provision not a matter for court

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 6 2009

In the recently decided case of R (on the application of F) v Wirral Borough Council which can be accessed here the claimants sought to judicially review a decision of the council, alleging that the council had unlawfully failed to properly assess their social care needs and failed to provide an appropriate care plan

Court of Protection refuses to authorise withdrawal of artificial nutrition and hydration from a patient in a minimally conscious state

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 3 2011

On 28 September 2011 the Court of Protection handed down their judgment in the case of W (by her litigation friend, B) v M (by her litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) and S and A NHS Primary Care Trust

Court confirms limits to responsibilities of Approved Mental Health Practitioners (AMHPs)

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 13 2012

In DD v (1) Durham County Council (2) Middleborough City Council 2012, a patient sought permission to bring proceedings against two local authorities for false imprisonment and breaches of his human rights

Damages awarded for breach of Mental Capacity Act 2005, Human Rights Act 1988 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 8 2013

On St Valentine's Day, the Court of Appeal handed down their decision in the case of Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v ZH and Liberty (1

Court of Appeal considers eligibility for care and accommodation under the National Assistance Act 1948

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 6 2011

In R (Nassery) v Brent London Borough Council (2011), the Court of Appeal considered the threshold for receipt of care and accommodation under section 21 of the National Assistance Act 1948