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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


Court confirms limits to responsibilities of Approved Mental Health Practitioners (AMHPs)
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


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


The future of supported living: High Court indicates that closer regulation is likely
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 11 2010

On 16 July 2010 the High Court indicated a provisional view that a supported living scheme - accommodating a man with learning disabilities - should be registered as a “care home” under the Care Standards Act 2000 (the 2000 Act) and that housing benefit should not be used to fund such a care home placement


Disputes about care provision not a matter for court
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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