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The difficult line - the MCA and the MHA

United Kingdom - July 1 2014 Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and others v ML and others 2014 EWCOP 2 (Hayden J) Article 5 ECHR - DOLS ineligibility Summary ML...

Victoria Butler-Cole, Neil Allen, Anna Bicarregui, Simon Edwards.

Damaging illegality of Scottish social work authorities

United Kingdom - July 1 2014 Section 57(3)(b) of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 requires welfare guardianship applications to be accompanied by a report in...

Victoria Butler-Cole, Neil Allen, Anna Bicarregui, Simon Edwards.

Delay, insufficient scrutiny, and the unlawful deprivation of liberty

United Kingdom - July 1 2014 Between July 2005 and January 2006, L.M., who suffered from a psychotic disorder, was admitted to closed and open wards in two psychiatric hospitals...

Victoria Butler-Cole, Neil Allen, Anna Bicarregui, Simon Edwards.

Updated autism strategy

United Kingdom - July 1 2014 The Government has published its updated autism strategy and will be publishing statutory guidance to support the strategy in the next six months....

Victoria Butler-Cole, Neil Allen, Anna Bicarregui, Simon Edwards.

Criminalisation of forced marriage

United Kingdom - July 1 2014 Section 121 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 came into force on 16 June 2014, making forced marriage a criminal offence. In...

Victoria Butler-Cole, Neil Allen, Anna Bicarregui, Simon Edwards.