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Legal Newsletter December 2019

INQUEST report

INQUEST published a report looking at the increasing numbers of deaths of people following their release from prison

JCHR report

The JCHR condemns the 'terrible suffering' caused by mental health hospitals and calls for urgent change.

Parnaby v Leicester City Council UKEAT/0025/19/BA

The Employment Appeal Tribunal considers what "long-term" means in the definition of disability in the Equality Act 2010.

JUSTICE report calls for transformation of school exclusion process in England to stop pupils being wrongly excluded

The report calls for transformation of school exclusion process in England to stop pupils being wrongly excluded.

Aburas v Southwark [2019] EHWC 2754

Revisiting the lines between social care, housing and asylum support.

DA v Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust [2019] UKUT 348 (AAC)

Things the mental health tribunal needs to consider if the patient and representative don't attend the hearing.

State of Care

The CQC's annual assessment of health care and social care in England.

Re D (a child) [2019] UKSC 42

On 26 September 2019, the Supreme Court handed down its long awaited judgment on whether parents could consent to a deprivation of liberty on behalf of their 16 or 17 year old children. A majority concluded that parents could not consent to a deprivation of liberty on their child's behalf.

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