Mental Health Law Update
Mental health is a dynamic and ever expanding area of law and it is essential for all professionals working in this area to remain abreast of legal developments.
This webinar will cover recent developments in case-law and practice and is essential viewing for those advising patients detained under the MHA, as well as mental health trusts and MHA administrators.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- Recent Supreme Court Judgments in Welsh Ministers v PJ and Secretary of State for Justice v MM, as well as other recent case-law on the deprivation of liberty of mental health patients
- Recent case-law regarding the representation of patients before the tribunal where they lack capacity to instruct a solicitor - VS v St Andrew’s Healthcare
- An overview of recent reforms relating to the use of seclusion and restraint in mental health units - Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018
- An update on the independent review of the Mental Health Act and proposed legislative reforms in this area