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Court clarifies when handcuffs should be used on prisoners or detained persons when in hospital

United Kingdom - August 7 2012 The case of FGP v Serco (2012) EWHC 1804 (Admin) concerned the judicial review of Serco’s decision to use restraints on an individual during visits to Hillingdon Hospital.

New criminal offence of causing serious physical harm to a child or vulnerable adult

United Kingdom - August 7 2012 Section 5 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 provides for an offence of causing or allowing the death of a child or vulnerable adult.

MHA or MCA – a more flexible approach?

United Kingdom - September 18 2013 Mr Justice Charles handed down this judgment as President of the Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber on 6 August. We have saved our briefing…

Helen Burnell, Ruth Creed, Kevin Duce, Sarah Garrood, Jill Mason.

High Court clarifies when an inquest should be restarted after a criminal trial

United Kingdom - June 13 2012 When a death appears to be the result of a criminal act, a coroner will almost always adjourn the inquest until criminal proceedings are concluded.

Nicklinson and AM – High Court decision on euthanasia and assisted suicide cases

United Kingdom - August 17 2012 The High Court handed down judgment on 16 August 2012 in relation to the highly publicised cases of Tony Nicklinson and “Martin” (his real identify has been anonymised).

Duncan Astill, Helen Burnell, Stuart Knowles, Jill Mason, Jill Weston.