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Family justice review: interim report

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 16 2011

On 31 March 2011, the family justice review launched its interim report which sets out proposals to tackle problems faced by the family justice system

Criminal Records Bureau and vetting and barring scheme scaled back

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 15 2012

A series of significant changes made to the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (SVGA 2006) by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 came into effect on 10 September 2012

Patient matters children - ECHR ruling on removal of child from parents in suspected abuse case

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • June 14 2010

The case of M.A.K. and R.K. v the United Kingdom related to incidents from 1997-98

Reporting the death of a person subject to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLs)

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • February 16 2011

There is no statutory requirement for the Registrar of Births and Deaths to refer the deaths of those who are subject to a DOLs authorisation to the coroner

Action plan to improve the health of offenders

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 7 2009

On 17 November 2009, a cross-Government action plan to improve the health of offenders in prison and in the community, was launched by Care Services Minister, Phil Hope

Court of Protection refuses permission for sterilisation of young woman with Down’s syndrome

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

The Court of Protection has ruled that a "delightful, warm, engaging and affectionate" 21-year-old woman with Down's syndrome should not be

Court of Appeal overturns decision on nearest relative and damages for unlawful detention case

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 16 2011

In the July 2010 edition of our Health legal update, we reported on a case where the court considered T's claim for damages in respect of an alleged unlawful detention under the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA

The Law Society publishes practice note for lawyers on representation before mental health tribunals

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

The Law Society has published an updated practice note for lawyers who advise and represent patients at mental health tribunals

Mental health Legal Services Commission contracts: update

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • May 16 2011

Readers will recall our previous article on this topic in our February edition of the Health Legal Update