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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: Proposals for law reform

Published 7 July 2015

The Law Commission has today launched a long-awaited period of consultation regarding Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty which will run until 2 November 2015.

The Commission was tasked with reviewing the law following criticism of current safeguards from professionals, lawyers and parliamentarians. The Government has asked for a draft bill by the end of 2016.

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Gill Weatherill

Gill Weatherill

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