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Mental Capacity Act – anticipating loss of capacity

Health lawyer, Chris Stark, provides you with an update on the recent case of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust v CD [2019] EWCOP 24.

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3 July 2019 Decision to allow termination of pregnancy overturned by Court of Appeal

P was 22 weeks pregnant and had a moderately severe learning disability and mood disorder. P’s treating NHS Trust brought an application to the Court of Protection to approve the termination of her pregnancy.

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CQC and health & care regulatory update - June 2019

Carl-May Smith provides an enforcement and prosecutions update including looking at recent prosecutions of Registered Managers.

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Legal update

4 June 2019 Reminder to NHS Trusts to make Court of Protection applications promptly

The recent case of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust v PW [2019] EWCOP 673 is an important reminder to NHS Trusts that Court of Protection applications should be made promptly.

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Legal update

4 June 2019 Negligent medical treatment not sufficient to engage State responsibility under Article 2 ECHR

The recent judgment of R (on the application of Maguire) v Her Majesty's Senior Coroner for Blackpool and Fylde [2019] EWHC 1232 (Admin), reaffirms that individual acts of medical negligence are not sufficient to engage State responsibility under Article 2 ECHR.

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Goodbye DoLS and Hello LPS - what you need to know about the Liberty Protection Safeguards

Health lawyer, Ben Troke, provides you with an update on the new system which will replace DoLS.

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Mental health, capacity and deprivation of liberty case law update - February 2019

In this video, Rebecca Fitzpatrick looks at some of the most leading cases in relation to the Mental Health Act and Deprivation of Liberty, including the Supreme Court’s important decisions of 'MM' and 'PJ' which consider the interaction between the Mental Health Act and deprivation of liberty in the community.

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Legal update

25 January 2019 Health newsletter - January 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of our health newsletter, in which we bring you a round-up of the latest regulations and news affecting your sector.

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Legal update

21 January 2019 Mental Health Act – a new age?

Those with a keen eye on mental health law will have seen that Sir Simon Wessely’s full report on the Mental Health Act was published on 6 December 2018.

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Legal update

2 January 2019 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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