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The LGO and capacity

United Kingdom - July 1 2014 In Knowsley MBC (9 June 2014), the Local Government Ombudsman found the Council to be at fault for failing to have a support plan for a man with…

Alexander Ruck Keene, Neil Allen, Simon Edwards, Victoria Butler-Cole.

Short note: the pressures on the official solicitor

United Kingdom - July 1 2014 On an appeal as to how the court should determine an application by parents for an injunction under the Human Rights Act 1998 to prevent a local…

Alexander Ruck Keene, Neil Allen, Simon Edwards, Victoria Butler-Cole.

The CoP and post-mortem confidentiality

United Kingdom - July 1 2014 This is the follow up to a decision of Peter Jackson J [2014] EWCOP 454 relating to the question of whether it was lawful to withhold blood…

Alexander Ruck Keene, Neil Allen, Simon Edwards, Victoria Butler-Cole.

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…

Alexander Ruck Keene, Neil Allen, Simon Edwards, Victoria Butler-Cole.

Mental Health (Scotland) Bill

United Kingdom - July 1 2014 In the Newsletter’s April 2014 issue comment was made about the draft Mental Health (Scotland) Bill (amending the Mental Health (Care and…

Alexander Ruck Keene, Neil Allen, Simon Edwards, Victoria Butler-Cole.