Jag Bahra, 'High Court victory for victims' rights and open justice' (Saunders Law, 13/1/23)

MHT and victims This press release notes that: (1) prior to the decision in R (Maher) v First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health) [2023] EWHC 34 (Admin), the Mental Health Tribunal was "perhaps the only Court left that operates entirely in secrecy, such that its decisions are beyond any public scrutiny"; (2) the tribunal has indicated that it intends to update its Practice Guidance to make it clear that victims are in fact entitled to request reasons when a patient is discharged; and (3) the Government has also indicated in a consultation that it supports proposals to allow victims to provide a Victim Personal Statement when a patient is being considered for discharge, which would bring the Tribunal's practice closer into line with the Parole Board.

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Type: Press release🔍

Title: High Court victory for victims' rights and open justice

Author: Bahra, Jag🔍

Organisation: Saunders Law🔍

Date: 13/1/23🔍

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