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deprivation of liberty in an acute medical setting webinar - February 2017

14 February 2017

In this webinar, Ben summarises and considers the impact of the Court of Appeal landmark judgment in ‘Ferreira v Coroner of Inner South London’ (26 January 2017). This judgment goes to the heart of the very controversial law on deprivation of liberty and its application in an acute medical setting. Read our article here.

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Hertfordshire County Council v AB [2018] EWHC 3103 (Fam)

This case considered whether the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction can be used to authorise a deprivation of liberty of a patient with capacity who is subject to a conditional discharge under the Mental Health Act 1983.

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Welsh Ministers v PJ [2018] UKSC 66

This Supreme Court case considered the interplay between Community Treatment Orders under the Mental Health Act 1983 and deprivation of liberty.

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Hear from Rebecca Fitzpatrick on the Supreme Court decision on the case of MM

With the Supreme Court announcing their decision on the case of MM, Rebecca highlights how neither the mental health Tribunal nor the Secretary of State for Justice have the power to give a patient a conditional discharge under the Mental Health Act where those conditions amount to a deprivation of liberty.

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Conditional discharge under the MHA and deprivation of liberty

On 28 November 2018 the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in relation to MM (Secretary of State for Justice (Respondent) v MM (Appellant) [2018] UKSC 60).

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The opinions expressed on this video are provided for the purposes of general interest and information and should not be relied upon. They contain only summaries of aspects of the subject matter at the time of publishing and do not provide comprehensive statements of the law. They do not constitute legal advice and do not provide a substitute for it. So why not talk to us and seek advice that's tailored to you? You can look up one of our experts on this website or call on 0370 270 6000.

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