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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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  • 21/07/17 (2): Welsh Tribunal forms. New forms and guidance documents were created, and translated into Welsh, in April and May 2017 — MHRTW-01: Application to the tribunal; MHRTW-02: Nearest Relative Application; MHRTW-03: Attendance Form; MHRTW-04: Expenses claim - witness; MHRTW-05: Permission for Appeal Application Form; MHRTW-06: Guidance - Applying to the Tribunal; MHRTW-07: Guidance - Referrals; MHRTW-08: Guidance - The Tribunal Hearing; MHRTW-09: Guidance - Nearest Relative Information; MHRTW-10: Guidance - Provision of Reports to the Tribunal; MHRTW-11: Guidance - Report Layout and Content; MHRTW-12: Guidance - Expenses claim - Witness; MHRTW-13: Guidance - The Tribunal’s Powers; MHRTW-14: Guidance - Permission for Appeal; MHRTW-15: Publications Register; MHRTW-16: List of words; MHRTW-17: Eligibility Criteria; MHRTW-18: Request to Withdraw application; MHRTW-18A: Guidance - Request to Withdraw application. See Tribunal forms
  • 21/07/17 (1): RadcliffesLeBrasseur: Annual Mental Health Conference - London, 5/10/17 — Speakers: Simon Burrows (Mental health case law and DoLS update), Mat Kinton (The key issues that keep attracting the attention of CQC at MHA inspections), Andrew Parsons (CQC regulatory powers), Simon Cheverst (Consent and the psychiatric patient: treatment, covert medication and the law) and Paul Spencer (What is likely to trouble a coroner at an inquest into the death of a psychiatric patient?). Time: 9.15am - 3.30pm. Price: £96 inc VAT. See RadcliffesLeBrasseur website for further details and booking information.
  • 11/07/17 (1): Immigration case. BA v SSHD (2017) UKAITUR IA343212013, [2017] MHLO 26 — "The Appellant is a citizen of Nigeria born on 26th February 1980. His appeal against a refusal to vary leave was allowed by First-tier Tribunal Judge Abebrese on Article 8 grounds on 23 rd May 2016. ... The Appellant sought permission to appeal against the Article 3 findings only ... On the basis of the factual findings, the opinion in the Amnesty International Report and the opinion of Dr Bell, the Appellant is likely to suffer a breakdown at some point on return to Nigeria whether that be at the airport or some time later. He is likely to come to the attention of the police if he has such a breakdown and he would not be able to access the psychiatric hospital in Lagos because he is unable to afford treatment there. Accordingly, it is likely that he would be held in prison where the conditions for this particular Appellant with his particular condition would result in treatment in breach of Article 3. ... The Applicant would not be at risk of Article 3 treatment because of a heightened risk of suicide. He would, however, be at risk of inhuman and degrading treatment in breach of Article 3 because of the conditions of return. ... The medical evidence indicates that the Appellant is vulnerable to relapse even in the UK and without the threat of removal. His removal to Nigeria is likely to trigger a relapse and his behaviour will draw hostile attention. His treatment by the authorities in detaining him under the Lunacy Act 1958 would amount to inhuman and degrading treatment. There is a reasonable degree of likelihood that he would be detained in a prison, there would be no treatment for his mental health, his situation would deteriorate, the length of detention is indeterminate, there is no right of appeal and there is no requirement for him to consent to treatment. Accordingly, I allow the Appellant's appeal on Article 3 grounds."

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Online CPD scheme providing 12 points for £60: suitable for solicitors (SRA-accredited), barristers (established practitioners), psychiatrists, social workers and psychiatric nurses

Books

You can purchase selected mental health law books via the links below (we benefit when you buy from Amazon having come from this website).

Recently added

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

Recommended

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Book Amazon About Audience Information
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

All books

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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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