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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 1588 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:

  • 29/11/14 (1): Transcript anonymised at appellant's request. Following a request to remove the transcript the page title and transcript of this case is now anonymised. R v PA (2010) EWCA Crim 3121 — The appellant appealed against a sentence of 18 months' imprisonment as being excessive; then, following her transfer to hospital she instead sought a community order with a mental health requirement. Her mental condition, and lack of insight, led to the conclusion that a hospital order was required to ensure that she continued to receive treatment.

  • 24/11/14 (1): Jonathan Wilson, 'Safeguards against What? A critical analysis of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards' (LLM dissertation, 28/8/13). See DOLS#Academic articles etc

  • 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

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