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Amend flawed Mental Health Act, says think tank

Patients and professionals need a Mental Health Act that better fits the needs of the population, that accounts for discrimination in mental health treatment, and that includes the viewpoints of those on the front line of mental health provision. The Conservative Party…

Brexit, the Human Rights Act and disciplinary proceedings

This article dispels any concern that the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) might be abolished by Brexit and looks at the effect which the Act has on disciplinary proceedings. The European Convention on Human Rights There is no direct connection between the European Convention…

Solicitors Journal – Is there a better way than intervention?

Intervention, the death knell for a law firm, is the most draconian and irreversible measure in the SRA’s regulatory arsenal. Usually treated as a single whole, in fact intervention describes a bundle of rights which the SRA may invoke to take control of client funds and files, suspend practising certificates, and vest in…

Case review: Deprivation of Liberty

A Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) must be legally authorised, even if the person in question is living in their own home and using privately-paid carers. The Court of Appeal handed down judgment in December in the case of Secretary of State…