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Mental Health Law Online

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

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  • 20/09/17 (6): After-care case. R (CXF) v Central Bedfordshire Council [2017] EWHC 2311 (Admin), [2017] MHLO 30 — "The central question raised in these proceedings is whether either or both of the Defendants has a duty under s117 of the MHA to cover the costs of the Claimant's mother's visits, on the ground that they constitute "after-care services" within the meaning of that provision. ... The specific issues that arise are as follows: (a) Whether the duty to provide after-care services under s117 is triggered when the Claimant is granted leave of absence from the Hospital under s17 of the MHA for an escorted bus trip. This issue turns on the question whether, when granted such leave of absence, the Claimant satisfies the two pre-conditions set out in s. 117(1), namely, (i) that he has "ceased to be detained" under s3 of the MHA, and (ii) that he has "left hospital"; (b) If so, whether the after-care services which are to be provided pursuant to s117(6) of the MHA may as a matter of principle include funding to cover the Claimant's mother's transport costs; (c) If so, whether on the facts of this case there is a duty to provide the funding sought as an after-care service under s117; (d) If so, whether the duty to provide the services falls on the First and Second Defendants jointly, or in fact falls on the First Defendant jointly with Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, which was originally joined as a Defendant to these proceedings, but against which proceedings were discontinued in March 2017."
  • 20/09/17 (5): Deportation case. SSHD v KE (Nigeria) [2017] EWCA Civ 1382, [2017] MHLO 29 — "This is an appeal [which] gives rise to the narrow, but important, issue as to whether a non-British citizen who is convicted and sentenced to a hospital order with restrictions under sections 37 and 41 of the Mental Health Act 1983 is 'a foreign criminal who has been sentenced to a period of imprisonment of at least four years' for the purposes of section 117C(6) of the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, so that the public interest requires his deportation unless there are very compelling circumstances that mean that it would be a disproportionate interference with his rights under article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights to deport him."
  • 20/09/17 (4): CDLP: Making our own Decisions: Sharing Stories and Creating Change - Galway, 22/11/17 — The Voices project's final workshop will draw together the four core themes of the project - criminal responsibility, contractual capacity, consent to treatment and consent to sex - and feature a mix of personal narratives, art and theoretical perspectives based on the UNCRPD. All 15 storyteller and respondent pairs from 12 different countries will share their experiences of the project and provide previews of the book which will be published in 2018. Keynote speaker: Dr Michael Bach. The seminar should be of interest to students, researchers, people with disabilities, people with experience of the mental health system, family members, and practitioners in the fields of law, health and social care. Cost: free. See Voices website for further details and booking information. See Events

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Luke Clements et al, Community Care and the Law (6th edn, LAG 2017) Amazon. Community Care🔍 Review by Alex Ruck Keene

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Brenda Hale, Mental Health Law (6th edn, Sweet and Maxwell 2017) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍 · Mental Capacity Act 2005🔍 · Recommended🔍 Book review by Alex Ruck Keene, 1/5/17
Richard Jones, Mental Health Act Manual (19th edn, Sweet and Maxwell 2016) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍 · Recommended🔍
Richard Jones, Mental Capacity Act Manual (7th edn, Sweet and Maxwell 2016) Amazon. Mental Capacity Act 2005🔍 · Recommended🔍
Sarah Johnston, Sophy Miles and Claire Royston, Mental Health Tribunal Handbook (LAG 2015) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍 · Recommended🔍
Peter Bartlett and Ralph Sandland, Mental Health Law: Policy and Practice (OUP 2013) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍 · Mental Capacity Act 2005🔍 · Recommended🔍
Phil Fennell, Penny Letts and Jonathan Wilson, Mental Health Tribunals: Law, Policy and Practice (Law Society, 2013) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍 · Recommended🔍 Foreword - Review - 20% discount

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Book Amazon About Audience Information
British National Formulary (Pharmaceutical Press, 73rd edn 2017) Amazon. Psychiatry🔍 Psychiatrists🔍
Luke Clements et al, Community Care and the Law (6th edn, LAG 2017) Amazon. Community Care🔍 Review by Alex Ruck Keene
Brenda Hale, Mental Health Law (6th edn, Sweet and Maxwell 2017) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍 · Mental Capacity Act 2005🔍 · Recommended🔍 Book review by Alex Ruck Keene, 1/5/17
Claire Wills-Goldingham et al, Court of Protection Made Clear (Bath 2016) Amazon. Mental Capacity Act 2005🔍 · Court of Protection🔍 Court users🔍
Christine Hutchinson and Neil Hickman, Focus on Social Work Law: Mental Health (Palgrave 2016) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍 Social workers🔍
Claire Barcham, The Pocketbook Guide to Mental Health Act Assessments (2nd edn, OUP 2016) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍 Social workers🔍
Robert Brown, The Approved Mental Health Professional's Guide to Mental Health Law (4th edn, Sage 2016) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍 Social workers🔍
Tony Zigmond and Nick Brindle, A Clinician's Brief Guide to the Mental Health Act (4rd edn, RCPsych Publications 2016) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍 Psychiatrists🔍
Alex Ruck Keene et al, Court of Protection Handbook: A User's Guide (2nd edn, LAG 2016) Amazon. Mental Capacity Act 2005🔍 · Court of Protection🔍 Court users🔍
Law Society, Deprivation of Liberty: Collected Guidance (Law Society, 2016) Amazon. Deprivation of liberty🔍
Richard Jones, Mental Health Act Manual (19th edn, Sweet and Maxwell 2016) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍 · Recommended🔍
Richard Jones, Mental Capacity Act Manual (7th edn, Sweet and Maxwell 2016) Amazon. Mental Capacity Act 2005🔍 · Recommended🔍
Steven Richards and Aasya Mughal, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Handbook (Books Wise Publications 2015) Amazon. Deprivation of liberty🔍
Alex Ruck Keene (ed), Assessment of Mental Capacity (4th edn, Law Society 2015) Amazon. Mental Capacity Act 2005🔍 Lawyers🔍 · Psychiatrists🔍
Nick Brindle et al, A Clinician's Brief Guide to the Mental Capacity Act (2nd edn, RCPsych Publications 2015) Amazon. Mental Capacity Act 2005🔍 Psychiatrists🔍
Matthew Graham and Jakki Cowley, A Practical Guide to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (JKP 2015) Amazon. Mental Capacity Act 2005🔍
Daniel Moseley and Gary Gala (eds), Philosophy and Psychiatry: Problems, Intersections and New Perspectives (Routledge 2015) Amazon. Psychiatry🔍 · Academic🔍
Frances Patterson et al (eds), Judicial Review: Law and Practice (Jordans, 2015) Amazon. Judicial review🔍
Department of Health, Code of Practice: Mental Health Act 1983 (2015) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍
Sarah Johnston, Sophy Miles and Claire Royston, Mental Health Tribunal Handbook (LAG 2015) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍 · Recommended🔍
Michael Butler, A Practitioner's Guide to Mental Health Law (Wildy, Simmonds and Hill 2014) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍 Lawyers🔍
Richard Harper, Medical Treatment and the Law: Issues of Consent (2nd edn, Jordans 2014) Amazon. Medical treatment🔍 · Mental Capacity Act 2005🔍
Nazreen Pearce and Sue Jackson, Urgent Applications in the Court of Protection (2nd edn, Jordans 2014) Amazon. Court of Protection🔍
Tony Harrop-Griffiths et al, Dementia and the Law (Jordans 2014) Amazon. Elder law🔍
Gordon Ashton and Caroline Bielanska, Elderly People and the Law (Jordans 2014) Amazon. Elder law🔍
Peter Bartlett and Ralph Sandland, Mental Health Law: Policy and Practice (OUP 2013) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍 · Mental Capacity Act 2005🔍 · Recommended🔍
Jonathan Butler, Mental Health Tribunals: Law, Practice and Procedure (2nd edn, Jordans 2013) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍
Denzil Lush, Cretney and Lush on Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney (7th edn, Jordans 2013) Amazon. Powers of Attorney🔍
Bernadette Mcsherry and Ian Freckelton (eds), Coercive Care: Rights, Law and Policy (Routledge 2013) Amazon. Academic🔍
Richard Murphy and Philip Wales, Mental Health Law in Nursing (Learning Matters, 2013) Amazon. Nurses🔍
Phil Fennell, Penny Letts and Jonathan Wilson, Mental Health Tribunals: Law, Policy and Practice (Law Society, 2013) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍 · Recommended🔍 Foreword - Review - 20% discount
Kris Gledhill, Defending Mentally Disordered Persons (LAG 2012) Amazon. Criminal lawyers🔍
Phil Fennell, Mental Health: Law and Practice (Jordans, 2011) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍
Mark Neary, Get Steven Home (Lulu, 2011) Amazon. Mental Capacity Act 2005🔍 All🔍
Steven Richards and Aasya Mughal, Working with the Mental Health Act (3rd edition, Matrix Training 2010) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍
Tony Maden and Tim Spencer-Lane, Essential Mental Health Law: A Guide to the New Mental Health Act (Hammersmith Press, 2010) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍
Larry Gostin et al (eds), Principles of Mental Health Law and Policy (Oxford 2010) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍 · Academic🔍
David Hewitt, The Nearest Relative Handbook (2nd edn, Jessica Kingsley 2009) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍 Social workers🔍 · Lawyers🔍
Christopher Johnston (ed), Medical Treatment: Decisions and the Law: the MCA in Action (2nd edn, Bloomsbury 2009) Amazon. Mental Capacity Act 2005🔍 · Medical treatment🔍
Steven Richards and Aasya Mughal, Working with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (2nd edition, Matrix Training 2009) Amazon. Mental Capacity Act 2005🔍
Peter Bartlett, Blackstone's Guide to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (2nd edn, Oxford 2008) Amazon. Mental Capacity Act 2005🔍
Ministry of Justice, Mental Capacity Act 2005: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Code of Practice (2008) Amazon. Mental Capacity Act 2005🔍 · Deprivation of liberty🔍
Paul Bowen, Blackstone's Guide to the Mental Health Act 2007 (OUP 2007) Amazon. Mental Health Act 1983🔍
Department for Constitutional Affairs, Mental Capacity Act 2005: Code of Practice (2007) Amazon. Mental Capacity Act 2005🔍
The ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders (World Health Organisation 1992) Amazon. Psychiatry🔍 Psychiatrists🔍

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