This section contains general articles to explain the concepts and terminology used in the caselaw and legislation sections, and practical guidance for lawyers (especially trainees).
- 1 Sources of information
- 2 Legal Aid
- 3 Mental Health Act 1983
- 4 Mental Capacity Act 2005
- 5 Other jurisdictions
- 6 Miscellaneous articles, including glossary
Sources of information
ResourcesThis category contains articles with links to and information on various useful external resources. The page Key sources of information sets out some of the most important. See also Category:Organisations.
OrganisationsThis category contains pages relating to various organisations relating to mental health law or practice. See also Category:Resources
Legal AidThis category contains pages relating to the Legal Aid system in England and Wales. The main page is Legal Aid.
Mental Health Act 1983
Types of patientThis category contains pages relating to various types of patient. See also Category:Types of detention for other ways of classifying patients.
Types of detentionThis category contains pages about various different types of detention. The main page is All types of detention, which provides links to sections of the MHA 1983 relevant to all the detention provisions.
Routes to dischargeThis category contains pages relating to the various routes to discharge: the main page is Summary of routes to discharge. It also contains pages about when applications and references can or must be made to the Tribunal. Not all routes to discharge apply to all types of patient. Unrestricted patients have the following routes to discharge: Mental Health Tribunal; Hospital Managers' Hearing; Responsible Clinician; Nearest Relative. Restricted patients have the following routes to discharge: Mental Health Tribunal; Ministry of Justice.
Types of discharge
This category contains pages relating to the various types discharge: the main page is Summary of types of discharge. Not all types of discharge apply to all types of patient. See Category:Routes to discharge for details of who can grant discharge.
Restricted patients have the following options: Absolute discharge; Conditional discharge; Deferred conditional discharge.