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A practical guide to the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Cheshire West
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 31 2014

Cheshire West changed the interpretation of a Deprivation of Liberty in relation to someone who lacks capacity. As a result, significantly more


Restrictions on private life
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Judicial review: reform proposals
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 4 2013

For those of you who have been on the receiving end of a judicial review (JR), you might have been heartened to hear press coverage about the Government


Patient matters: deprivation of liberty safeguards
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 13 2011

The case of The Queen on the application of Sawida Sessay v South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis involved the admission and detainment of a non-compliant, incapacitated patient, pending an application for her compulsory admission under section 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA


DH publishes its post-legislative assessment of the Mental Health Act 2007
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2012

Readers will recall that the 2007 Act was the legislation which set out the amendments to be made to the Mental Health Act 1983


Court rules that Official Solicitor should be awarded half his costs against NHS trust in Court of Protection case
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 7 2012

Readers who have been involved in Court of Protection proceedings will be aware that the issue of the Official Solicitor's costs have been contentious


Cheshire West and Cheshire Council - deprivation of liberty decision from the Court of Appeal
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 10 2011

The Court of Appeal handed down judgment on 9 November 2011 in relation to P, a man with cerebral palsy and Down’s Syndrome


RK - another deprivation of liberty case
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 5 2011

The Court of Appeal handed down judgment on 30 November 2011 in relation to RK, a disabled child accommodated in a care home by the local authority


RB and Lancashire Care Foundation Trust
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 17 2012

This Court of Appeal decision, handed down on 20 December 20111, relates to the Secretary of State’s appeal against the decision of the Upper Tribunal to order (pursuant to section 73 Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) the conditional discharge of patient RB into the community to reside in a care home, despite the conditions amounting to a deprivation of liberty


Family Proceedings Rules 2010
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 7 2011

The Family Procedure Rules 2010 are in force from 6 April 2011