General information

This section contains general articles to explain the concepts and terminology used in the caselaw and legislation sections, and practical guidance.


To browse through categories and pages, click on the ▼ and ► symbols as appropriate.

General information(8 categories, 2 pages)
Miscellaneous articles(1 categories, 57 pages)
Organisations(1 categories, 41 pages)
Other resources(1 categories, 18 pages)
Routes to discharge(11 pages)
Types of detention(16 pages)
Types of discharge(10 pages)
Types of patient(3 pages)

New database structure

The existing information pages will eventually all be moved to the new category structure below:

Information(9 categories, 3 pages)
Aftercare(5 pages)
Changes made by MHA 2007(37 pages)
Coronavirus(8 pages)
CPD(1 pages)
General information pages(6 pages)
International law(1 pages)
Legal Aid(3 categories, 11 pages)
Legislation overviews(4 pages)
Nearest relative(2 categories, 5 pages)
Other jurisdictions(4 categories)
Statistics(9 pages)
The Law Society(5 pages)

Since January 2019 all new case law, legislation and resources have been added to a searchable database. Some older material has also been added, and the figures below set out how much has been transferred to new database structure. Click on "browse" to browse through the database.