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MHA or MCA a more flexible approach?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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 considers duties of Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs)
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


DNARs after Tracey
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 22 2014

The Court of Appeal's decision requires practitioners involved in end of life care to ensure that the appropriate people are consulted, detailed


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


Supreme Court hands down decision on the joint appeals of Cheshire West and P&Q (MIG & MEG) the Court ruled that all three were deprived of their liberty
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 19 2014

The Supreme Court handed down the long awaited judgment today in relation P v Cheshire West and Chester Council (& Ors) and P and Q v Surrey County


Judicial review of decision to end paediatric heart surgery in Leeds
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2012

Readers will recall we previously reported in our October 2012 Health Legal Update that the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust had decided to launch a judicial review concerning the closure of the paediatric cardiac unit in Leeds


Mental Health Act: transfers between different levels of security
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2012

On 13 November 2012, the judgment in R (on the application of L) v West London Mental Health NHS Trust and Partnerships in Care (1) Secretary of State for Health (2) (interested parties) was delivered


Patient matters best interests - Court of Protection rules that patient should have surgery against her wishes
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 14 2010

The President of the Court of Protection has continued the approach outlined in previous decisions of the court in relation to compelling a patient who lacks capacity to undergo surgery, in their best interests, in the case of DH NHS Foundation Trust v PS 2010 EWHC 1217 (Fam


Court clarifies scope of section 117 “after care” duty
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 5 2010

In the recently decided case of R (Mwanza) v London Borough of Greenwich and London Borough of Bromley 2010, the High Court considered the scope of local authority duties under section 117 Mental Health Act 1983 (the Act) under which people detained under section 3 of the Act (and 37, 45A, 47 and 48) are, when discharged, entitled to after care services from both the relevant primary care trust and the relevant local authority


NHS continuing care and “top-up” payments
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 6 2009

In this recently heard case the High Court considered a judicial review claim brought by a continuing healthcare (CHC) eligible patient, challenging the PCT’s refusal to meet all of the costs of his placement in a care home