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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. The following are the main content areas:

1. Case law   2. Legislation   3. General information   4. CPD scheme
Regularly updated commentaries on the cases, with links to the full text judgments on Bailii. (Currently 1574 categorised cases)   The full text of, and a simple and up-to-date commentary on, the Mental Health Act 1983, the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and related legislation.   General articles to explain the concepts and terminology used in the caselaw and legislation sections; and practical guidance for lawyers   Online CPD scheme providing 12 points for £60: suitable for solicitors (SRA-accredited), barristers (established practitioners), psychiatrists, social workers and psychiatric nurses.

Recent updates on website

For further details of the updates below, click here:

  • 21/101/4 (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

Keeping up to date

Receive updates via any of the following means:

The Small Places: recent posts
Bailii: recent COP cases
Google: MH News