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Mental Health Act reforms - What’s being taken forward and what’s not?

Mental Health Act reforms - What’s being taken forward and what’s not?

The government has now published its response to the consultation it ran earlier this year on its White Paper proposals for reform of the Mental Healt ...

Remote Mental Health Act Assessments to Stop with Immediate Effect

Remote Mental Health Act Assessments to Stop with Immediate Effect

The Court has now considered the question of whether Mental Health Act assessments by AMHPs and medical practitioners can be carried out remotely (e.g ...

Deprivation of liberty for 16/17 year olds -  Supreme Court decides

Deprivation of liberty for 16/17 year olds - Supreme Court decides

Can a parent consent on behalf of their 16/17 year old to care/residence arrangements that would otherwise amount to a deprivation of liberty?

CTOs and Deprivation of Liberty - Supreme Court Decides

CTOs and Deprivation of Liberty - Supreme Court Decides

We now have the Supreme Court conclusion to the long-running issue of Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) and deprivation of liberty. By way of headline ...

Mental Health Act Review - Impact in Practice?

Mental Health Act Review - Impact in Practice?

What does the future hold for the Mental Health Act? With the full report of the government-commissioned independent review of the Mental Health Act n ...

Supreme Court Judgment in MM - Clarity at Last?

Supreme Court Judgment in MM - Clarity at Last?

Finally, we now have the Supreme Court conclusion to the long-running issue of conditional discharge and deprivation of liberty. In this briefing, we ...

Legal update for Caldicott Guardians training by DAC Beachcroft LLP

Legal update for Caldicott Guardians training by DAC Beachcroft LLP

What is covered? The legal and ethical framework affecting Caldicott Guardians is rapidly evolving and increasingly complex. In particular, the Genera ...

Deprivation of liberty in the community: The Court of Appeal decides

Deprivation of liberty in the community: The Court of Appeal decides

The Court of Appeal has now given its judgment in two important cases about whether conditions amounting to a deprivation of liberty can be placed on ...

Section 117 Aftercare – The Changes At A Glance

Section 117 Aftercare – The Changes At A Glance

Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) sets out the legal obligation on relevant Local Authorities and CCGs to provide aftercare to certain d ...