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The internet resource on mental health law in England & Wales, primarily for mental health practitioners, to which anyone can contribute. From April 2006 to September 2010 this website was called Wiki Mental Health. You can read a review of the site here.

Recent updates on website

For further details of the items below, and for further updates, see the Updates page:

  • 21/11/14 (1): Journal of Mental Health Law. It is now possible to view back back issues of the JMHL and to register for its successor. 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 Capacity Law. It will be an open-access online journal hosted by the University of Northumbria. The editor-in-chief will be Kris Gledhill, and volunteers (academics, legal practitioners, and mental health professionals) are sought for the editorial teams. On the Northumbria Journals website it is now possible to view back issues of the Journal of Mental Health Law, and to register to receive the new journal.

  • 09/11/14 (1): Article. Alex Ruck Keene, 'Mental Health Law Online (review)' (2013) Eld LJ 216 — This is a review of Mental Health Law Online which originally appeared in the Elder Law Journal in 2013.

  • 08/11/14 (3): Job advert. Alpha Hospital in Bury are recruiting for a full-time Mental Health Act Administrator. Salary is negotiable according to qualifications and experience. For details, see Job adverts

  • 08/11/14 (2): Capacity case. Old case but transcript only now available. LBX v K, L and M (2012) EWHC 439 (Fam), (2012) MHLO 185 — "The central issue that I have to determine is whether it is in L’s best interests that he should remain in supported living accommodation or return home. He has been living in supported accommodation called the J placement, on a trial basis, since 24th August 2011. The LBX submit that L should remain in supported living accommodation; this is supported by the OS on behalf of L and by M. K contends that L should return to live with him as this accords with his wishes or his wishes are difficult to determine and all the stated benefits that are relied on to support the decision for L to live in supported living accommodation can be achieved by L living at home, with all the additional benefits that living within the family brings L."

  • 08/11/14 (1): Capacity case. Old case but transcript only now available. LBX v K, L and M (2011) EWHC 2419 (Fam) — "The issues to be determined at this hearing are: (i) whether it is in L’s best interest to move to supported living accommodation on a trial basis; (ii) whether the hearing listed in September 2011 is required and, (iii) any further directions."

  • 06/11/14 (6): 39 Essex Street, 'Mental Capacity law Newsletter' (issue 51, November 2014). See 39 Essex Street Mental Capacity Law Newsletter

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