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DAC Beachcroft | United Kingdom | 10 Feb 2020

CQC Monitoring the Mental Health Act 201819

On 6 February 2020, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published their monitoring report on the use of the Mental Health Act 1983 in 201819. Although

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RadcliffesLeBrasseur | United Kingdom | 4 Nov 2019

National Assembly Committee on Mental Health: Policing should not be used as a substitute for mental health services

The National Assembly’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee published its report into how section 35 and 36 of the Mental Health Act 1983 are

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Leigh Day | United Kingdom, European Union | 29 Oct 2019

A simple guide to the Human Rights Act 1998

You have probably heard the mention of 'human rights' somewhere in the media before. But have you ever learned the ins and outs of what the term truly

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Anthony Gold | United Kingdom | 7 Oct 2019

Why Deputies and Attorneys should know about s.117 aftercare services under the Mental Health Act 1983

There are various levels of support available to P or an injured party when they are discharged from hospital following a detention under the Mental

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Hill Dickinson LLP | United Kingdom | 16 May 2019

Liberty Protection Safeguards has received royal assent!

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 received Royal Assent on 16 May 2019 following, a long debate of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill over

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Hill Dickinson LLP | United Kingdom | 21 Jan 2019

Conditional discharge and deprivation of liberty - Ministry of Justice publishes guidance

Following the decision of the Supreme Court in The Secretary of State for Justice -v- MM 2018 UKSC 60, the Ministry of Justice has released

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RadcliffesLeBrasseur | United Kingdom | 8 Jan 2019

Mental health law briefing 254 - Final report of the independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983, December 2018

Amid the noise arising from Brexit, Sir Simon Wessely’s review of the Mental Health Act was published in December. The report runs to some 300 pages

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Hill Dickinson LLP | United Kingdom | 24 Dec 2018

AB - bridging the gap; a High Court’s power to authorise a deprivation of liberty

The decision in AB is the first to be published following the Supreme Court judgment in the case of MM. MM confirmed that the Mental Health Act 1983

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Hill Dickinson LLP | United Kingdom | 28 Nov 2018

MM - the Supreme Court decides - long awaited judgment on conditional discharge and deprivation of liberty

The Supreme Court has today addressed the question of whether a detained mental health patient subject to restrictions, who would be eligible for

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Hill Dickinson LLP | United Kingdom | 20 Jul 2018

New service specification - integrated mental health service for prisons in England

In March 2018, NHS England published its new service specification for mental health services in prisons. Unlike previous specifications, it adopts a

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