Mental Health Law Online

Mental Health Law Online:About

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About the website

The internet resource on mental health law, and mental capacity law, for England & Wales. You can sign up for free email updates, the online forum and the CPD scheme (which provides 12 hours for £60 and is suitable for lawyers and non-lawyers). The abbreviations are similar but MHLO, MHLA and MHLR are all different.

The main content of this website has been divided into Case law (2350), Legislation (380) and Resources (1,034), together with separate Information pages (328) to link everything together.

Improve the website

  • If you have any document (e.g. case transcript) or information (e.g. whether a case is being appealed) which could usefully be published, then please send it by email. Also please email if you have any ideas for the site. See Contributors for a list of people who have contributed over the years.
  • Magic Book: Add people and places to this contacts database.

Financial support

  • CPD scheme: 12 hours for £60 and not just for lawyers.


  • Other:
    • Direct quotation, e.g. from statute: Highlighted background.
    • † or = a backup has been kept, but not uploaded onto the website (email me)
    • ‡ or = click on the symbol to view a backup copy.
    • = archive link (either Internet Archive or National Archives)
    • = Internet Archive search page (might be archived there)
    • Dead link = No link available, or link is known to be dead

Contact details

Please email jonathan at (replace 'at' with the @ symbol).