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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…

Anna Bicarregui, Victoria Butler-Cole, Simon Edwards, Alexander Ruck Keene

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…

Anna Bicarregui, Victoria Butler-Cole, Simon Edwards, Alexander Ruck Keene

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…

Anna Bicarregui, Victoria Butler-Cole, Simon Edwards, Alexander Ruck Keene

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…

Anna Bicarregui, Victoria Butler-Cole, Simon Edwards, Alexander Ruck Keene

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…

Anna Bicarregui, Victoria Butler-Cole, Simon Edwards, Alexander Ruck Keene