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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 1683 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:
West London MH NHS Trust, 'Policy A6: Admissions Panel Operational Policy (Broadmoor Hospital)' (3/6/15).
See <a href="/High_secure_hospital" title="High secure hospital">High secure hospital</a>
2015-08-01 00:02:00
Hospital transfer case. YZ v NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 2296 (Admin), [2015] MHLO 58
— ''(1) YZ ceased to comply with clozapine treatment, and was referred by a medium secure unit (MSU) to Broadmoor hospital. After Broadmoor's Admission Panel decided that while off clozapine...
2015-08-01 00:01:00
Upper Tribunal case. Case HM/0339/2015 [2015] MHLO 57 (UT)
— ''After the case had been adjourned part-heard, the patient's withdrawal was agreed by a tribunal clerk. The panel judge spoke with a salaried tribunal judge, who then set aside the decisio...
2015-07-27 00:01:00
LPA case. Re EL: Public Guardian v CS [2015] EWCOP 30, [2015] MHLO 56
— "This is an application by the Public Guardian for an order revoking a Lasting Power of Attorney ('LPA') for property and financial affairs and directing him to cancel its registra...
2015-07-20 00:07:00
Deputyship case. Re HC: Public Guardian v CC [2015] EWCOP 29, [2015] MHLO 55
— "This is an application by the Public Guardian for an order under section 16(8) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 revoking the appointment of a deputy because he has behaved in a way that co...
2015-07-20 00:06:00
LPA case. Re SM: Public Guardian v MO [2015] EWCOP 27, [2015] MHLO 54
— "This is an application by the Public Guardian for the revocation of a Lasting Power of Attorney ('LPA') for property and financial affairs."
2015-07-20 00:05:00
EPA case. Re ED: Public Guardian v JD [2015] EWCOP 26, [2015] MHLO 53
— "This is an application by the Public Guardian to revoke an Enduring Power of Attorney."
2015-07-20 00:04:00
Best interests case. Re LC: Bedford Borough Council v Mrs C and Mr C [2015] EWCOP 25, [2015] MHLO 52
— "The proceedings concern Mrs C’s best interests in relation to residence and her contact with her husband and a deprivation of her liberty. ... There is also in existence a separate appl...
2015-07-20 00:03:00
Criminal injuries compensation case. Newcastle City Council v PV [2015] EWCOP 22, [2015] MHLO 51
— "This judgment considers the role of the Court of Protection in connection with applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority ('CICA'). In particular, it looks at ca...
2015-07-20 00:02:00
Sterilisation case. The Mental Health Trust v DD [2015] EWCOP 4, [2015] MHLO 50
— "For the reasons set out above, I propose to declare: (i) pursuant to section 15 of the 2005 Act that DD lacks capacity to litigate in relation to the relevant issues; (ii) pursuant to sec...
2015-07-20 00:01:00
DOL and conditional discharge. SSJ v KC [2015] UKUT 376 (AAC), [2015] MHLO 49
— ''(1) A conditional discharge may include conditions which will, on an objective assessment, give rise to a deprivation of liberty, if that deprivation of liberty is authorised under the MCA. (...
2015-07-15 00:01:00
Deprivation of liberty case. Re MOD (Deprivation of Liberty) [2015] MHLO 48 (COP)
— ''Nine cases which had been issued under the Re X streamlined procedure were listed for directions before DJ Marin. (1) One case (ML) would require a best interests hearing so never really belo...
2015-07-12 00:01:00
MHLA re-accreditation course.
The Mental Health Lawyers Association are running a Refresher and Re-accreditation course on Thursday '''9/7/15''' in Manchester. This new course will be suitable for those seeking re-accreditation...
2015-06-28 00:02:00
MHLA Legal Aid course.
The Mental Health Lawyers Association are running a Legal Aid and Peer Review course on Monday '''6/7/15''' in London, and on Friday '''10/7/15''' in Manchester. This course provides guidance on th...
2015-06-28 00:01:00
Capacity/housing case. R (MT) v Oxford City Council [2015] EWHC 795 (Admin), [2015] MHLO 47
— ''The claimant's application via his deputy to the defendant as homeless was rejected on the basis that his lack of capacity to make such an application meant that there was no duty under P...
2015-06-26 00:01:00
Unfitness to plead case. R v Wells [2015] EWCA Crim 2, [2015] MHLO 46
— "Where a defendant's disability impacts on his/her ability to take part in a trial but he/she is not otherwise affected by a psychiatric condition such as renders what is said in inter...
2015-06-24 00:02:00
Miscellaneous case. Re A [2015] EWHC 1709 (Fam), [2015] MHLO 45
— "The Local Authority applies for a secure accommodation order in respect of her under s.25 of the Children Act 1989. The Local Authority's case is that A is a danger to herself and oth...
2015-06-24 00:01:00
Facebook page.
Now that enough people like the page, it can now have a memorable link - <a rel="nofollow" class="external text" href="http://www.facebook.com/mentalhealthlaw"&...
2015-06-18 00:03:00
Detailed summary added to Re X case page.
See <a href="/Re_X_(Court_of_Protection_Practice)_(2015)_EWCA_Civ_599,_(2015)_MHLO_44" title="Re X (Court of Protection Practice) (2015) EWCA Civ 599, (2015) MHLO 44">Re X...
2015-06-18 00:02:00
Editable versions of section papers.
Following a request, rich text format (RTF) versions of forms A2, A3 and A4 (the section 2 detention papers) have been uploaded. If there is sufficient demand, other forms can be converted from PDF...
2015-06-18 00:01:00
Andy McNicoll, 'Councils' failure to make court applications leaving "widespread unlawful deprivations of liberty"' (Community Care, 17/6/15).
See <a href="/Re_X_(Court_of_Protection_Practice)_(2015)_EWCA_Civ_599,_(2015)_MHLO_44" title="Re X (Court of Protection Practice) (2015) EWCA Civ 599, (2015) MHLO 44">Re X...
2015-06-17 00:04:00
Ben Troke, 'Court of Appeal ruling means streamlined deprivation of liberty process is fatally flawed' (Community Care, 16/6/15.
See <a href="/Re_X_(Court_of_Protection_Practice)_(2015)_EWCA_Civ_599,_(2015)_MHLO_44" title="Re X (Court of Protection Practice) (2015) EWCA Civ 599, (2015) MHLO 44">Re X...
2015-06-17 00:03:00
Alex Ruck Keene, 'Re X - the Court of Appeal pronounces' (Court of Protection Handbook Blog, 16/6/15).
See <a href="/Re_X_(Court_of_Protection_Practice)_(2015)_EWCA_Civ_599,_(2015)_MHLO_44" title="Re X (Court of Protection Practice) (2015) EWCA Civ 599, (2015) MHLO 44">Re X...
2015-06-17 00:02:00

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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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