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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 1656 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:
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...
2015-03-29 00:02:00
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...
2015-03-29 00:01:00
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...
2015-03-26 00:02:00
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...
2015-03-26 00:01:00
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...
2015-03-24 00:21:00
24/03/15 (20): Department of Health, 'No voice unheard, no right ignored - a consultation for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions' (Cm 9007, March 2015)....
2015-03-24 00:20:00
24/03/15 (19): HMIC, 'The welfare of vulnerable people in police custody' (March 2015). See s136
2015-03-24 00:19:00
24/03/15 (18): Negligence claim. Baker v Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHSFT (2015) EWHC 609 (QB), (2015) MHLO 29 — "This action arises out of the tragic suicide of Philip Baker ... The cl...
2015-03-24 00:18:00
24/03/15 (17): Fenella Morris and Benjamin Tankel, 'The Care Act 2014: Overview' (39 Essex Chambers, January 2015). See Care Act 2014
2015-03-24 00:17:00
24/03/15 (16): 39 Essex Chambers, 'Mental Capacity Law Newsletter' (issue 54, March 2015). See 39 Essex Chambers Mental Capacity Law Newsletter
2015-03-24 00:16:00
24/03/15 (15): 39 Essex Chambers, 'Mental Capacity Law Newsltter' (issue 53, February 2015). See 39 Essex Chambers Mental Capacity Law Newsletter
2015-03-24 00:15:00
24/03/15 (14): Local Government Lawyer, 'Supreme Court to hear battle among councils over "ordinary residence" in care case' (17/3/15). The case was heard by Lady Hale, Lord Wilso...
2015-03-24 00:14:00
24/03/15 (13): LPA case. Re ID (Revocation of LPA) (2015) EWCOP 19, (2015) MHLO 28 — "This is an application by the Public Guardian for the revocation of a Lasting Power of Attorney."
2015-03-24 00:13:00
24/03/15 (12): Deputyship case. Re AW (2015) EWCOP 16, (2015) MHLO 27 — "These are competing applications by DB and DW to be appointed as AW's deputy for property and affairs."
2015-03-24 00:12:00
24/03/15 (11): Scottish case. BG v MHTS (2015) CSIH 18, (2015) MHLO 26 — "This is an appeal by JG’s son from a decision of the sheriff principal of Lothian and Borders refusing his appeal...
2015-03-24 00:11:00
24/03/15 (10): Deputyship case. Re PL (Objection Hearing) (2015) EWCOP 14, (2015) MHLO 25 — "This is an objection by PL's daughters to his son's application to be appointed as his de...
2015-03-24 00:10:00
24/03/15 (9): Deprivation of liberty case. Rochdale MBC v KW (2015) EWCOP 13, (2015) MHLO 24 — (1) The Court of Appeal's decision to allow an appeal against the judge's earlier decision (...
2015-03-24 00:09:00
24/03/15 (8): Reporting restrictions case. A Healthcare NHS Trust v P and Q (2015) EWCOP 15, (2015) MHLO 23 — "The Trust ... applied to the Court for a declaration in P's best interests...
2015-03-24 00:08:00
24/03/15 (7): LPA case. Re BN (2015) EWCOP 11, (2015) MHLO 22 — "This is an application under rule 89 of the Court of Protection Rules 2007 for me to reconsider an order I made on the papers...
2015-03-24 00:07:00
24/03/15 (6): Repatriation case. Sekerani v SSHD (2014) UKAITUR DA/00301/2014, (2014) MHLO 144 — "The appellant had claimed asylum on the bases that he fears the ZANU PF in Zimbabwe which cl...
2015-03-24 00:06:00
24/03/15 (5): EPA case. Re DT: Public Guardian v IT (2015) EWCOP 10, (2015) MHLO 21 — "This is an application by the Public Guardian to revoke and cancel the registration of an Enduring Powe...
2015-03-24 00:05:00
24/03/15 (4): EPA case. This old case was recently published on Bailii. Re F (2004) EWHC 725 (Ch) — "This is an appeal from the refusal of Master Lush, the Master of the Court of Protection,...
2015-03-24 00:04:00
24/03/15 (3): LPA case. Re GW (2015) EWCOP 9, (2015) MHLO 20 — "This is an application by the Public Guardian to revoke a Lasting Power of Attorney for property and financial affairs because...
2015-03-24 00:03:00
24/03/15 (2): New book. Frances Patterson et al (eds), Judicial Review: Law and Practice (Jordans, 2015). This book contains a chapter on mental health by Simon Burrows of Kings Chambers.
2015-03-24 00:02:00
24/03/15 (1): New book. Michael Butler, A Practitioner's Guide to Mental Health Law (Wildy, Simmonds & Hill, 2014)
2015-03-24 00:01:00
16/03/15 (3): Event. Edge Training are running an event entitled "Mental Capacity Act 2005 & Tenancy Agreements" on Friday 29/5/15 in London. Speaker: Aasya Mughal. Cost: £115 +...
2015-03-16 00:03:00
16/03/15 (2): Event. Edge Training are running an event entitled "Mental Capacity & Best Interests Assessments - Advanced" on Friday 15/5/15 in London. Speaker: Aasya Mughal. Cost...
2015-03-16 00:02:00
16/03/15 (1): Event. Edge Training are running an event entitled "The New Mental Health Act Code of Practice 2015" on Friday 8/5/15 in London. Speaker: Rob Brown. Cost: £115 +VAT includi...
2015-03-16 00:01:00
15/03/15 (1): Tribunal policy. Tribunal Policy: Withdrawals (23 Feb 2015) (2015) MHLO 19 — (1) Late withdrawals (where the request is received less than 48 hours, not counting non-working days, b...
2015-03-15 00:01:00
03/03/15 (1): Event. Edge Training are running a DOLS Assessors Conference on Thursday 12/3/15 in London. The conference may be used as part of the annual refresher training for either BIAs or Ment...
2015-03-03 00:01:00

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The Small Places: recent posts
The Small Places is moving...

<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">...but <a href="http://thesmallplaces.wordpress.com/">it's only a click away</a&g...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2014-03-06 22:21:00
‘I was ever a fighter, so — one fight more’
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">A powerful judgment concerning the liberty of Ms Manuela Sykes has <a href="http://www.bailii.or...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2014-02-25 12:24:00
Preventable
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">I imagine there is only one thing worse than your son or daughter dying at the age of 18, and that is learni...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2014-02-25 09:31:00
Some more messages on the Mental Capacity Act 2005
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">This is another post on evidence given to the <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/committ...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2014-02-19 15:45:00
Local authorities behaving badly
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">When <a href="http://www.bailii.org/eu/cases/ECHR/2004/720.html">HL was deprived of his...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2014-02-18 15:42:00
Same old same old: are supervisory bodies actually reading s39D?
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">We are now into the fifth year of the DOLS, and it seems that a third of supervisory bodies may not yet have...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2014-02-18 10:10:00
Against "mental age"
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">Why do so many judgments from the Court of Protection use 'mental age' to describe people with learn...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2014-02-17 11:24:00
A message from Hammersmith and Fulham
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">A few weeks ago I posted <a href="http://thesmallplaces.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/a-message-from-pe...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2014-02-14 16:14:00
Discharges from detention by the Tribunal under the Mental Health Act 1983
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">The Care Quality Commission's <a href="http://www.cqc.org.uk/public/news/taking-action-impro...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2014-02-11 11:57:00
Does the public oppose 'euthanasia', or a loss of autonomy in end of life care?
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">ComRes has recently <a href="http://www.comres.co.uk/poll/1084/alert-mental-capacity-act-survey....
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2014-02-02 20:01:00
Framing the test of capacity to consent to sex
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">The Court of Appeal has just handed down a very important judgment on the nature of the capacity to consent...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2014-01-24 14:27:00
A secret court no more!
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">So unless you missed the Daily Mail’s <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-25409...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2014-01-17 18:33:00
Whose right is it anyway?
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">This lovely postcard...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2014-01-17 16:50:00
Sign Age UK's petition to close the human rights loophole in care!
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">I've written many times before on this blog about the utter disgrace that users of private and independe...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2014-01-15 11:10:00
Conference on Resource Allocation Systems
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div>One of the most read pieces on this blog was some research which found that Resource Allocation S...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2014-01-07 14:45:00
Fab PhD Studentships - Overcoming barriers!
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">I get contacted fairly often by people asking about what it's like to do a PhD. &nbsp;I always tell...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2014-01-07 14:34:00
A message from Pembrokeshire
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">Happy new year! &nbsp;As some of you may have already noticed, the <a href="http://www.parli...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2014-01-06 14:43:00
Happy Christmas
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="MsoNormal">It’s Christmas Eve.&nbsp; The cat has been bundled into the car...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2013-12-24 15:22:00
More questions than answers - on the 'forced caesarean' case
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">[Update 04/12/2013: The <a href="http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/media/media-releases/2013/judic...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2013-12-03 10:35:00
The Ombudsmen find maladministration causing injustice in a case involving the deprivation of liberty safeguards
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">One of the recurring themes that has come up before the <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/busine...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2013-11-28 14:53:00
Call for papers: SLSA Annual Conference Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law stream
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="tr_bq">Every year the <a href="http://www.slsa.ac.uk/content/view/17...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2013-11-27 16:01:00
Postcode lottery in DoLS review mechanism
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">Under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) an authorisation to detain a per...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2013-11-25 11:11:00
Fighting fund for LB
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">The post I wrote about <a href="http://thesmallplaces.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/lb.html">th...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2013-11-11 17:28:00
Judicial review of decision to close the Independent Living Fund succeeds
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">Apologies for this fleeting post, but I wanted to bring to people's attention the Court of Appeal's...
noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2013-11-11 14:43:00
Detained patients' awareness of the mental health tribunal
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on">Hot on the heels of the judgment in <a href="http://thesmallplaces.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/mh-v-u...

noreply@blogger.com (Lucy Series) 2013-11-05 10:07:00

Bailii: recent COP cases
MRJ (Reconsideration of Order) [2014] EWHC B15 (COP) (10 April 2014)

2014-04-10 00:00:00
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust v J [2014] EWHC 1136 (COP) (09 April 2014)
2014-04-09 00:00:00
Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group v IA (By the Official Solicitor As His Litigation Friend) [2014] EWHC 990 (COP) (03 April 2014)
2014-04-03 00:00:00
A Local Authority v TZ (No. 2) [2014] EWHC 973 (COP) (01 April 2014)
2014-04-01 00:00:00
London Borough of Redbridge v G & Ors (No. 2) [2014] EWHC 959 (COP) (26 March 2014)
2014-03-26 00:00:00
A Local Authority v B, F & G [2014] EWHC B18 (COP) (21 March 2014)
2014-03-21 00:00:00
AK (gift application) [2014] EWHC B11 (COP) (20 March 2014)
2014-03-20 00:00:00
RGS (No. 3), Re [2014] EWHC B12 (COP) (20 March 2014)
2014-03-20 00:00:00
P, Re (capacity to tithe inheritance) [2014] EWHC B14 (COP) (20 March 2014)
2014-03-20 00:00:00
Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust v LM [2014] EWHC 454 (COP) (26 February 2014)
2014-02-26 00:00:00
London Borough of Redbridge v G & Ors [2014] EWHC 485 (COP) (26 February 2014)
2014-02-26 00:00:00
JS v KB & Anor (Property And Affairs Deputy for DB) [2014] EWHC 483 (COP) (26 February 2014)
2014-02-26 00:00:00
Westminster City Council v Sykes [2014] EWHC B9 (COP) (24 February 2014)
2014-02-24 00:00:00
ES, Re [2014] EWHC B6 (21 February 2014)
2014-02-21 00:00:00
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust v JB [2014] EWHC 342 (COP) (17 February 2014)
2014-02-17 00:00:00
A (A Child), Re (Rev 1) [2014] EWHC 920 (COP) (12 February 2014)
2014-02-12 00:00:00
DP (Revocation of Lasting Power of Attorney), Re [2014] EWHC B4 (COP) (11 February 2014)
2014-02-11 00:00:00
RC v CC & Anor [2014] EWHC 131 (COP) (30 January 2014)
2014-01-30 00:00:00
X, Y And Z (Minors) , Re [2014] EWHC 87_2 (COP) (24 January 2014)
2014-01-24 00:00:00
Practice Guidance (Transparency in the Court Of Protection) [2014] EWHC B2 (COP) (16 January 2014)

2014-01-16 00:00:00

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