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Legal Newsletter December 2019

We look at several interesting cases, as well as reports from INQUEST, JCHR, JUSTICE and the CQC's annual assessment of health care and social care in England.

Legal Newsletter September 2019

We look at various cases and policy developments in relation to mental health, mental capacity, discrimination, social care and children and young people. We also have a new Mental Health Act Review Expert Blog Series to share.

Legal newsletter June 2019

We look at the Timpson Review of School Exclusion, race and mental health, the legal right to Personal Health Budgets for s117 aftercare, Liberty Protection Safeguards, segregation in mental health wards for children and young people and specific cases related to mental health.

Legal Newsletter March 2019

We look at the use of isolation booths in a multi-academy trust, the Mental Capacity Act (Amendment) Bill, the Mental Health Act in 2017/2018, mental health casework and a review of Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO).

Legal Newsletter December 2018

We look at some recent mental health casework as well as discussing the data sharing agreement with the Home Office and Department of Health and the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act.

Legal Newsletter September 2018

We look at the Mental Capacity Act (Amendment) Bill, care of patients in hospitals, the future of housing and the Mental Health Act 1983 in relation to women and girls.

Legal Newsletter June 2018

We look at the independent review of the Mental Health Act, LGO Report on Resource Allocation Tools, our housing campaign as well as a few specific cases relevant to mental health

Legal newsletter March 2018

We look at housing and mental health, legal aid cuts, leaving hospital, the CQC's annual report and comment on specific cases related to mental health.

Legal newsletter December 2017

We discuss Thriving at Work - The Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers, Justice's Mental Health and Fair Trial report, Section 117 and multiple diagnoses, and specific cases around mental health.

Legal newsletter September 2017

We look at mental health in prisons, the state of care in mental health services 2014 to 2017 and comment on specific cases.

Legal newsletter June 2017

We comment on cases including AM-V v Finland [2017] ECHR 273 and Damien Tinsley v Manchester City Council [2016] EWHC 2855 (Admin).

Legal newsletter March 2017

We look at justice system reforms, the Government's response to the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, Policing and Crime Act 2017 and specific cases related to mental health.

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