Briefing quick find:

The standard of proof at suicide inquests

On 10 May 2019 the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case of R (on the application of Maughan) v HM Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire. The appeal considered the earlier judgment of the High Court which had concluded…

Mental health law briefing 256 – DoLS guidance / Conditional discharge

The Mental Health Caseworkers Section of HM Prison and Probation Service has recently produced guidance on ‘Discharge conditions that amount to a deprivation of liberty.’ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/discharge-conditions-that-amount-to-a-deprivation-of-liberty This refers to the recommendation in the independent review of the MHA published on 6 December 2018…

Interim orders: Oversight with bite

‘It is, in my judgment, necessary and appropriate that I should make the court’s disapproval of the way in which the NMC responded to the previous court order. For these reasons the costs order, modest as it is, is in…