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Legal Newsletter September 2018

Mental Capacity Act (Amendment) Bill

A quick look at the draft Liberty Protection Safeguards.

X v RUSSIA (3150/15)

The European Court of Human Rights awards €7,500 for the unlawful deprivation of liberty of a psychiatric patient.

Paragon Asra Housing Ltd v Neville [2018] EWCA Civ 1712 (CA (Civ Div))

The Court of Appeal considers proportionality in enforcing orders for possession against disabled tenants.

Social Housing Green Paper: A 'new deal' for Social Housing

A consultation on the future of social housing.

VS v St Andrew's Healthcare (2018)

This Upper Tribunal case relates to the level of capacity a patient needs to bring proceedings before a mental health tribunal.

Women in Crisis: How women and girls are being failed by the Mental Health Act 1983

A report published by Agenda in August 2018, sets out previously unpublished figures on self-inflicted deaths.

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