R (SSHD) v MHRT, re MW [2000] EWHC 638 (Admin)

S78 allows Tribunal rules to be made to give the Tribunal such powers as are necessary for the purposes of the exercise of their statutory functions; the old MHRT rules were made under this section; the MHA does not give the Tribunal any power to make recommendations in the case of a restricted patient; therefore, the Tribunal could not lawfully adjourn for information relating solely to the making of an extra-statutory recommendation.

Citations etc

R (State for the Home Department) v Mental Health Review Tribunal (Adjournments)

[2000] MHLR 209

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