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Purpose not determinative in deprivation of liberty

United Kingdom - September 3 2013 Regular readers of our newsletter will either have been missing or celebrating our banging of the Strasbourg drum in relation to the deprivation of...

Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Neil Allen, Michelle Pratley.

Sale of P’s assets authorised to pay for care home fees

United Kingdom - September 3 2013 Some readers may have read the stories in the national press about the forced sale of a Pisarro owned by an incapacitated adult to pay for care home...

Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Neil Allen, Michelle Pratley.

Best interests of autistic man dictated move into residential care

United Kingdom - September 3 2013 A Local Authority applied for an order that it was in the best interests for WMA, a young man diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder, to reside at...

Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Neil Allen, Michelle Pratley.

Health Select Committee recommends urgent review of implementation of DOLS regime

United Kingdom - September 3 2013 In its post-legislative scrutiny of the Mental Health Act 2007 MHA 2007 published on 14 August 2013, the House of Commons Health Select Committee...

Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Neil Allen, Michelle Pratley.

Update on House of Lords Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005

United Kingdom - September 3 2013 Following on from our previous updates on the work of the House of Lords Committee, below is a summary of the oral evidence heard since our last...

Alexander Ruck Keene, Victoria Butler-Cole, Neil Allen, Michelle Pratley.