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Legal Newsletter June 2018

The independent review of the Mental Health Act - Interim Report

The interim report is here: big news for Nearest Relatives and CTOs, and the 'significant challenge' of disproportionate detention of BAME groups

LGO Report - Resource Allocation Tools

The Local Government Ombudsman decides that a local authority's resource allocation scheme is 'incompatible with the Care Act' and therefore must be abandoned

Our housing campaign

2000 survey respondents tell us of their experience of housing and mental health

WB v W District Council [2018] EWCA Civ 928

Homelessness assistance under the Housing Act 1996 is, still, not available to those who lack capacity to decide where to live

City of York Council v Grosset [2018] EWCA Civ 1105

Employer liable for discrimination arising from disability when dismissing for misconduct which it did not know was connected to disability

M v ABM University Health Board [2018] UKUT 120 (AAC)

The mental health tribunal's 'participative duty' required the patient to be told about covert medication

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