Mental Health Law Online
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- 17/03/19: Case (Autism in prison). R (Hall) v SSJ  EWHC 1905 (Admin) — Unsuccessful judicial review by prisoner claiming breach of Equality Act 2010 reasonable adjustments duty.
- 16/03/19: Case (Disproportionate litigation - legal costs, and LIP costs). London Borough of Hounslow v A Father & A Mother  EWCOP 23 — Judge's headnote: "Costs in the Court of Protection - Disproportionate litigation - Whether a litigant in person is entitled to recover costs including loss of earnings"
- 15/03/19: Case (Medical treatment case). King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v FG  EWCOP 7 — "[T]he King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust seeks an order in the following terms in relation to FG: (a) a declaration that FG lacks capacity to make decisions regarding the medical treatment for his physical health conditions; (b) that it is lawful and in FG's best interests for him to undergo an operation to repair his right shoulder fracture/dislocation; and (c) that it is in his best interests to receive any sedation and anaesthesia his clinicians think necessary to allow the operation to be done. The matter has come in front of me today as urgent applications judge."
- 15/03/19: Case (Unfair summary disposal of DOL/residence case). CB v Medway Council  EWCOP 5 — "The simple issue is whether the Judge had sufficient information before her to discount, at this stage, any real possibility of CB returning to her home, supported by the extensive and expensive care package that is being mooted. The language of the Judgment itself, to my mind, answers this question in phrases such as “I very much doubt…. I am very sceptical…. The practicalities are…. likely to be extremely difficult….” I share the Judge’s scepticism and I also very much doubt that even with an extensive package of support a return home will be in CB’s best interest. I note too that Dr Ajiteru expressed himself in cautious terms (see para 10 above). However, scepticism and “doubt” is not sufficient to discount a proper enquiry in to such a fundamental issue of individual liberty. ... It is easy to see why the Judge took the course she did and I have a good deal of sympathy with her. She will have recognised, as do I, that the effluxion of time has had its own impact on the viability of the options in this case. However, what is involved here is nothing less than CB’s liberty. Curtailing, restricting or depriving any adult of such a fundamental freedom will always require cogent evidence and proper enquiry. I cannot envisage any circumstances where it would be right to determine such issues on the basis of speculation and general experience in other cases."
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- Edge Training: DOL, children and young people - London, 22/3/19
- Edge Training: BIA Legal Update (Annual Refresher) - London, 1/4/19
- PELT: Introduction to MCA and DOLS - Hoylake, 10/4/19
- Edge Training: BIA Report Writing - London, 26/4/19
- Court of Protection User Group Meeting - London, 30/4/19
- PELT: Depriving Children and Young People of their liberty lawfully - Hoylake, 9/5/19
- PELT: Mental Health Act Masterclass (new material) - Hoylake, 14/5/19
- PELT: Court of Protection Masterclass (new material) - Hoylake, 16/5/19
- RAB: AMHP Refresher and Re-approval course - London, 3/6/19 to 5/6/19
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- Edge Training: MCA and Tenancy Agreements - London, 14/6/19
- Edge Training: Hoarding and the Law - London, 21/6/19
- Edge Training: AMHP Legal Update - London, 7/10/19
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