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  • 23/10/14 (1): WLR(D) report added. Re X (Deprivation of Liberty) (No 2) (2014) EWCOP 37, (2014) MHLO 98 — "I need now to supplement and elaborate what I said in my previous judgment in relation to Questions (7), (9) and (16). For ease of reference I set out those questions again: '(7) Does P need to be joined to any application to the court seeking authorisation of a deprivation of liberty in order to meet the requirements of Article 5(1) ECHR or Article 6 or both? (9) If so, should there be a requirement that P … must have a litigation friend (whether by reference to the requirements of Article 5 ECHR and/or by reference to the requirements of Article 6 ECHR)? (16) If P or the detained resident requires a litigation friend, then: (a) Can a litigation friend who does not otherwise have the right to conduct litigation or provide advocacy services provide those services, in other words without instructing legal representatives, by virtue of their acting as litigation friend and without being authorised by the court under the Legal Services Act 2007 to do either or both …?' These questions require consideration of a number of issues which I take in order, formulating each of these issues in the form of a question. ..."

  • 21/10/14 (4): Job advert. ODonnells Solicitors in Preston are seeking to recruit a mental health and mental capacity fee earner. Closing date for applications is 14/11/14. See Job adverts

  • 21/10/14 (3): New book. Richard Jones, Mental Health Act Manual (17th edn, Sweet & Maxwell 2014). See Books ('Recommended' category)

  • 21/10/14 (2): New book. Tim Spencer-Lane, Care Act Manual (Sweet & Maxwell 2014). See Books ('Other books' category)

  • 21/10/14 (1): New book. Richard Harper, Medical Treatment and the Law: Issues of Consent (2nd edn, Family Law 2014). See Books ('Mental Capacity Act' category)

  • 16/10/14 (2): Alex Ruck Keene, 'Re X (2): further amplification of judicial deprivation of liberty process' (COP Handbook blog, 16/10/14). See Re X (Deprivation of Liberty) (No 2) (2014) EWCOP 37, (2014) MHLO 98

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