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Assisted suicideeuthanasia - Court of Appeal view
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 31 2013

Almost a year ago the High Court handed down judgment in the cases of Tony Nicklinson and "Martin". The two men were seeking clarification of the law


A practical guide to the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Cheshire West
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 31 2014

Cheshire West changed the interpretation of a Deprivation of Liberty in relation to someone who lacks capacity. As a result, significantly more


DNARs after Tracey
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 22 2014

The Court of Appeal's decision requires practitioners involved in end of life care to ensure that the appropriate people are consulted, detailed


Court considers duties of Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs)
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 8 2013

On 19 February 2013, in the case of DD v Durham County Council, the Court of Appeal considered whether to give leave for proceedings to be brought


MHA or MCA a more flexible approach?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • 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


An NHS Trust v Dr A
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 2 2013

The Honourable Mr Justice Baker gave judgment in this case following a long process. The application was issued in January but the judgment was only


Restrictions on private life
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 4 2013

Just before Christmas, judgment was given in the case of J Council v GU and others. GU suffered from a number of separable mental disorders including


RB and Lancashire Care Foundation Trust
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 17 2012

This Court of Appeal decision, handed down on 20 December 20111, relates to the Secretary of State’s appeal against the decision of the Upper Tribunal to order (pursuant to section 73 Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) the conditional discharge of patient RB into the community to reside in a care home, despite the conditions amounting to a deprivation of liberty


Legal Aid for families during the inquest process
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 14 2014

You may well have heard about the controversial and wide ranging cuts to Legal Aid, brought into effect on 1 April 2013. You may be wondering what


Damages awarded for breach of Mental Capacity Act 2005, Human Rights Act 1988 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 8 2013

On St Valentine's Day, the Court of Appeal handed down their decision in the case of Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v ZH and Liberty (1