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The Government has published a number of consultations about changes to the courts and tribunals services. The Review of the Introduction of Fees in the Employment Tribunals closes on 14 March 2017.
On 9 January the government released its response to the Mental Health Taskforce’s report "The Five Year Forward view for Mental Health".
The Policing and Crime Act 2017 makes some key changes to the police powers set out in sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983, including in relation to detention time limits and places of safety.
The Care Quality Commission’s annual report on the use of the Mental Health Act looks at how providers are caring for patients, and whether patient’s rights are being protected.
The First Tier Tribunal has allowed an appeal against a taxpayer’s late payment penalties and surcharges due to her mental health problems.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal considers when depression/anxiety can constitute a mental impairment for the purposes of the Equality Act.
A solicitor’s application for discharge on behalf of a person who lacked capacity to do so themselves was struck out.
A Criminal appeal upholds a decision to use section 45A of MHA rather than section 37/41 MHA.
The Court of Appeal upheld the decision in SRK that a deprivation of liberty in a privately-arranged care regime must still be authorised by the Court of Protection until and unless an alternative regime for authorisation is in place.
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