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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.


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  • 21/08/16 (1): New editions to be published soon. The Mental Health Act Manual by Richard Jones will be published in September 2016, and Mental Health Law by Brenda Hale will be published in December 2016. See flyer and Books page.
  • 20/08/16 (1): Will case. Poole v Everall (2016) EWHC 2126 (Ch), (2016) MHLO 24 — "The claimants are David's brothers ... who had benefited under previous wills prepared with the assistance of the Deputy, including one made on 29 February 2012 of which they seek proof in solemn form, but receive nothing in the December will. They allege that that will was not duly executed, that David lacked testamentary capacity and/or did not know and approve of its contents, and/or that its execution was procured by undue influence on Mr. Everall's part."
  • 19/08/16 (6): MHLA: 17th Annual Conference - London, 18/11/16. — Speakers: Nick Lewis, MHLA chairman; John Sirodcar, Head of Contract Management, Legal Aid Agency; Neil Cronin, Chief Assessor, The Law Society Mental Health Panel; Mark Hinchliffe, Deputy Chamber President, HESC; Baroness Finlay, Professor of Palliative Medicine; Dr Callum Ross, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist; Tam Gill, Gledhill Solicitors; Sophy Miles, Doughty Street Chambers. Price: £230 (non-member); £160 (member); £145 (groups of three or more members). Members are also invited to a pre-conference dinner on 17/11/16. See MHLA website for further information and booking details.
  • 19/08/16 (5): MHLA: Advocacy, Risk and Cross-examination - Leicester, 17/10/16. — This one-day course is designed to enhance advocacy and case preparation skills. The focus is on preparing for advocacy, with advice on ‎cross-examination of the medical witnesses and taking evidence-in-chief from the client, along with formulation and delivery of effective submissions. Price: £150 (MHLA members); £195 (non-members). CPD: 6 hours. See MHLA website for further details and to book online.
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