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Mental Health Law Online

The internet resource on mental health law, and mental capacity law, for England & Wales.

From April 2006 to September 2010 this website was called Wiki Mental Health. You can read a review of the site here.


For further details of the items below, and for further updates, see the Updates page:
  • 29/03/15 (2): Deputyship case. Donna v Martin (2015) EWCOP 23, (2015) MHLO 31 — "This is an application under rule 89 of the Court of Protection Rules 2007 inviting me to reconsider an order...
  • 29/03/15 (1): Department of Health, Reference Guide to the Mental Health Act 1983 (2015). A new Reference Guide was published in England to coincide with the coming into force of the new Code of Pr...
  • 26/03/15 (2): Call for papers. International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law — The Journal of Mental Health Law is to be relaunched as the International Journal of Mental Health and Cap...
  • 26/03/15 (1): Deputyship case. Re CJ: Public Guardian v MP (2015) EWCOP 21, (2015) MHLO 30 — "This is a reconsideration of a decision made on the papers on 4 November 2104 by District Judge...
  • 24/03/15 (21): Welsh Government, 'Consultation Document: Service Framework for the Treatment of People with a Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Misuse Problem 2015' (5/3/15). Consult...

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