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DAC Beachcroft part of first ever Court of Protection Skype hearing

DAC Beachcroft part of first ever Court of Protection Skype hearing

DAC Beachcroft’s Healthcare Regulatory team recently took part in the first ever Court of Protection hearing to be heard over Skype. The COVID-19 pand ...

A’s story – a vulnerable child moved from pillar to post

A’s story – a vulnerable child moved from pillar to post

In a recently published judgment, the court has once again highlighted the extreme difficulties faced by young people with behavioural issues in our s ...

CQC Monitoring the Mental Health Act 2018/19

CQC Monitoring the Mental Health Act 2018/19

On 6 February 2020, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published their monitoring report on the use of the Mental Health Act 1983 in 2018/19. Although ...

Where to draw the line between protecting the vulnerable and respecting their autonomy? Developing role of the court’s inherent jurisdiction

Where to draw the line between protecting the vulnerable and respecting their autonomy? Developing role of the court’s inherent jurisdiction

Those with an interest in the reach and extent of safeguarding responsibilities may already be following the saga of Mr Douglas Meyers, the blind 97 y ...

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 ...