November 2008 chronology

See November 2008 update for a summary of these changes.

  • 28/11/08: From 31/10/08 to 23/1/09 the LSC are "consulting" on Civil Bid Rounds for 2010 Contracts... See Legal Aid
  • 26/11/08: The Department of Health have published the second edition of their Mental Capacity Act 2005 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards newsletter... See Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • 19/11/08: New Tribunal forms added, for First-tier and Upper Tribunals... See Tribunal forms
  • 19/11/08: Tribunal Practice Directions added... Practice Direction: Use of the Welsh language in Tribunals in Wales and Practice Direction: Transcripts of Proceedings. See Tribunal Rules
  • 19/11/08: Legal Aid page updated... See Legal Aid (But NB there is still a lot of work to do on this page)
  • 15/11/08: On 14/11/08 the DH published a draft "forms and record-keeping guide" for managing authorities in England. This is in addition to the document already published for supervisory bodies... See Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Standard Forms
  • 10/11/08: The final version of Practice Direction: Health Education and Social Care Chamber: Mental Health Cases (dated 30/10/08) is now available, as is a summary document entitled "The new unified Tribunals system"... See Tribunal Rules
  • 06/11/08: The Mental Health Act Commission published guidance notes relevant to Wales yesterday, to take effect from 3/11/08... See Mental Health Act Commission
  • 05/11/08: Leaflets for restricted patients, non-restricted patients, and nearest relatives published by Tribunals Service... See Mental Health Review Tribunal for links and some of the deliberate mistakes
  • 03/11/08: Changes to the Tribunal system under the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 come into force today... New Tribunal Rules are available - separate for England and for Wales - and the final version of the practice direction for mental health cases in England should be available today.
  • 03/11/08: On 31/10/08 the Department of Health published a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Mental Health Act 2007... See Mental Health Act 2007 Overview
  • 01/11/08: Mental Health Act Commission issued updated Guidance Notes to take effect on 3/11/08. They also published some updated forms... See MHAC