Legal Newsletter March 2019

Court challenge to use of isolation booths for disruptive pupils

In December 2018, a 14 year old boy challenged the use of isolation booths within a multi-academy trust.

Mental Capacity Act (Amendment) Bill - Liberty Protection Safeguards

The Bill has now nearly completed its journey through the Parliamentary process and we remain as concerned as ever.



CQC: Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2017/18

The CQC’s annual report on usage of the Mental Health Act: more dodgy data but some promising improvement in patient involvement.

PJ v Welsh Ministers [2018] UKSC 66

The Supreme Court rules that CTOs cannot deprive people of their liberty.

Nissa v Waverly Education Foundation Limited and another UKEAT/0135/18/DA

The Employment Appeal Tribunal gives guidance on the definition of disability in the Equality Act. 

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