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Leading city lawyers support World Mental Health Day 2016

Rachel Turner, partner and joint head of mental health law at Miles & Partners in London, explains that World Mental Health Day was initiated by the World Federation Health Organisation and is observed each year to raise awareness of mental ...

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Cheshire West and its impact on mental health and mental capacity lawyers

The Supreme Court gave judgment on 19th March 2014 in two linked appeals:  (1) P v Cheshire West and Chester Council and another; (2) P and Q v Surrey County Council [2014] UKSC 19.  Both appeals were brought by the ...

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The Law Society welcomes report on Mental Capacity Act concerns

The Law Society today issued a press release welcoming the publication by the House of Lords of a highly critical report on the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The report of the specially convened Scrutiny Committee criticises the ...

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Inside a secret world

The new Court of Protection was set up in 2007 to take important decisions for those who lack the capacity to do so for themselves. These issues include where the patient should live, who should manage their finances and what ...

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Community Treatment Orders – for whose benefit?

The introduction of the Mental Health Act 2007 in November 2008, brought about significant changes to the Mental Health Act 1983. Of those changes, the key and arguably most significant change was to the provision of mental health treatment in ...

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