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Afework, Regina (on The Application of) v London Borough of Camden: Admn 13 Jun 2013

Judgment on the claimant’s application for permission to apply for judicial review as to whether the defendant local authority is duty bound by virtue of the terms of section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983, to provide the claimant, in his particular circumstances, with accommodation free-of-charge. Judges: Mostyn J Citations: [2013] EWHC 1637 (Admin) … Continue reading Afework, Regina (on The Application of) v London Borough of Camden: Admn 13 Jun 2013

N, Regina (On the Application of) v M and Others: Admn 24 Sep 2002

The patient challenged the decision of her doctors to administer anti-psychotic medicine for the prevention or for the alleviation of her psychotic illness, to which she did not consent. Judges: Silber J Citations: [2002] EWHC 1911 (Admin) Links: Bailii Statutes: Mental Health Act 1983 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Citing: Cited – Handyside v The United … Continue reading N, Regina (On the Application of) v M and Others: Admn 24 Sep 2002

Regina v Richmond London Borough Council, Ex Parte Watson; Regina v Manchester City Council, Ex Parte Stennett; etc: CA 28 Sep 2000

Local Authorities who found themselves obliged to provide care for former mental patients were not free to charge for the services. The section imposing the obligation could not be looked at as a gateway provision before services were provided under other statutory provisions. The references by other sections to services provided under this section made … Continue reading Regina v Richmond London Borough Council, Ex Parte Watson; Regina v Manchester City Council, Ex Parte Stennett; etc: CA 28 Sep 2000

L v United Kingdom: ECHR 5 Oct 2004

The claimant had suffered mental illness and threatened to hurt himself. He was taken into hospital as a voluntary patient, but in effect detained compulsorily. He lacked capacity to consent to medical treatment. Held: The holding of a patient informally amounted to a detention, and that detention was unlawful. It made no difference whether the … Continue reading L v United Kingdom: ECHR 5 Oct 2004

Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department, Ex Parte Didlick: QBD 30 Mar 1993

A restriction did not expire simply by being allowed to elapse, but could only be brought to an end by a direction from the Home Secretary or by the patient being discharged from the hospital. Citations: Times 30-Mar-1993 Statutes: Mental Health Act 1959, Mental Health Act 1983 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Health Updated: 16 May … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department, Ex Parte Didlick: QBD 30 Mar 1993

Regina v Reynolds: CACD 1 Nov 2000

When a court wanted to consider making a restriction order under the Act, it could not do so without some medical evidence which could be used to justify such a restriction. Here it was accepted that the defendant did suffer from a mental disorder induced or exacerbated by the overuse of cannabis, and in appropriate … Continue reading Regina v Reynolds: CACD 1 Nov 2000

Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department Ex Parte Xuereb: QBD 14 Jun 2000

The fact that an alien was detained under the Mental Health Acts did not mean that he could not be ordered to be removed and returned to his own country. The power given to the Secretary of State was discretionary, and though the treatment he might receive was of a lower standard, it was not … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department Ex Parte Xuereb: QBD 14 Jun 2000

Nelson v Regina: CACD 2 Dec 2020

‘This appeal against sentence demonstrates some of the practical differences between, and advantages and disadvantages of, a ‘hybrid order’ under section 45A of the Mental Health Act 1983 (‘MHA’) combining imprisonment with a hospital direction and limitation direction on the one hand, and a ‘hospital and restriction order’ under section 37 MHA with section 41 … Continue reading Nelson v Regina: CACD 2 Dec 2020

Regina (D) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: QBD 19 Dec 2002

The applicant had been a discretionary life prisoner. His minimum period of detention had passed, but he continued to be detained under a transfer order for his treatment as mental health patient. Held: The absence of any means for him to challenge his continued detention infringed his rights. Had the Mental Health Review Tribunal decided … Continue reading Regina (D) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: QBD 19 Dec 2002

Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department, Ex parte X: CA 9 Jan 2001

An asylum seeker had come to be detained under the Mental Health Act. The Home Secretary, having refused the asylum application, ordered him to be repatriated. Held: Though the Secretary of State could only exercise his powers of removal under section 86 of the MHA if it appeared to him to be in the patient’s … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department, Ex parte X: CA 9 Jan 2001

In Re F (A Child): CA 13 Oct 1999

Where a child, having attained sixteen, but with severe mental disability, sought to return home where the local authority feared she might be the victim of abuse, the proper approach was to seek wardship, where she might have separate representation. An application for the displacement of the father as the nearest relative was inappropriate, since … Continue reading In Re F (A Child): CA 13 Oct 1999

Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department ex parte X: CA 22 Feb 2001

The applicant had entered the UK without leave, and then been detained for mental illness. The Secretary ordered him to be removed. He claimed that there was no power to remove him whilst the detention order was current, and that the order infringed his human rights. Held: The later Act had not revoked the earlier, … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department ex parte X: CA 22 Feb 2001

Attorney-General’s Reference No 54 of 2011: CACD 2012

Hughes LJ said that the detention for public protection regime and that under sections 37/41 of the 1983 Act have features in common. Under both, release is discretionary in the hands of the Secretary of State, effectively the Ministry of Justice. There is no absolute right to release. The test for the exercise of the … Continue reading Attorney-General’s Reference No 54 of 2011: CACD 2012

Ex parte Waldron: CA 1986

The court was asked whether section 139 precluded a mental patient from applying for leave to move for judicial review. Held: A restriction on the bringing of civil or criminal proceedings imposed by the section 139 did not apply to proceedings for judicial review. Ackner LJ concluded that Parliament had not intended to bar the … Continue reading Ex parte Waldron: CA 1986

SSG, Regina (On the Application of) v Liverpool City Council and Another: Admn 22 Oct 2002

‘the homosexual partner of a patient within the meaning of section 145 of the Mental Health Act 1983 can be treated as a ‘relative’ within section 26(1) of the Mental Health Act 1983.’ Judges: Maurice Kay J Citations: [2002] EWHC 4000 (Admin) Links: Bailii Statutes: Mental Health Act 1983 26(1) 145 Jurisdiction: England and Wales … Continue reading SSG, Regina (On the Application of) v Liverpool City Council and Another: Admn 22 Oct 2002

Gray v Thames Trains and Others: HL 17 Jun 2009

The claimant suffered psychiatric injury in a rail crash caused by the defendant’s negligence. Under this condition of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, the claimant had later gone on to kill another person, and he had been detained under section 41. He now sought damages for his loss of earnings through detention in prison and mental hospital. … Continue reading Gray v Thames Trains and Others: HL 17 Jun 2009

In re F (Enduring power of Attorney): ChD 2 Apr 2004

Mrs F had given an enduring power to her son, but then became incapable and the power was registered. Her daughter had in the meantime applied to be appointed as her receiver. There was particular bitterness between the brother and sister. F called in the Lord Chancellor’s medical visitor and asked that her children settle … Continue reading In re F (Enduring power of Attorney): ChD 2 Apr 2004

In Re F (Adult: Court’s Jurisdiction): CA 25 Jul 2000

The local authority sought a declaration as to its rights to control the daily activities of an eighteen year old, who was incapable of managing her own affairs but was not subject to mental health legislation. Held: There remained an inherent jurisdiction which the court could exercise through the doctrine of necessity. The subject was … Continue reading In Re F (Adult: Court’s Jurisdiction): CA 25 Jul 2000

Rabone and Another v Pennine Care NHS Foundation: SC 8 Feb 2012

The claimant’s daughter had committed suicide whilst on home leave from a hospital where she had stayed as a voluntary patient with depression. Her admission had followed a suicide attempt. The hospital admitted negligence but denied that it owed her a positive obligation to protect life under Article 2. Held: The claimants’ appeal succeeded. The … Continue reading Rabone and Another v Pennine Care NHS Foundation: SC 8 Feb 2012

P (By His Litigation Friend The Official Solicitor) v Cheshire West and Chester Council and Another and similar: SC 19 Mar 2014

Deprivation of Liberty P and Q were two adolescent sisters without capacity. They complained that the arrangements made for their care amounted to an unjustified deprivation of liberty, and now appealed against rejection of their cases. In the second case, P, an adult male, again without capacity, also complained as to the arrangements for his … Continue reading P (By His Litigation Friend The Official Solicitor) v Cheshire West and Chester Council and Another and similar: SC 19 Mar 2014

Staines, Regina v: CACD 26 Jan 2006

The court considered a discretionary life sentence combined with a hospital direction and a limitation direction made under s.45A of the Mental Health Act 1983 Citations: [2006] EWCA Crim 15 Links: Bailii Jurisdiction: England and Wales Criminal Sentencing Updated: 12 April 2022; Ref: scu.238138

Regina v Managers of South Western Hospital and Another, Ex Parte M: QBD 24 Mar 1993

The patient was detained on the application of an AMHP. In purported pursuance of section 11(4) the AMHP had consulted the patient’s mother as her nearest relative. However, the patient’s mother was not ordinarily resident in the UK, and, according to the statutory definition of ‘nearest relative’, the AMHP ought to have consulted the patient’s … Continue reading Regina v Managers of South Western Hospital and Another, Ex Parte M: QBD 24 Mar 1993

In Re Hughes Deceased: ChD 8 Jan 1999

The deceased had made a will providing for her daughter and charities. She became ill, and lost capacity, and then her daughter died. Her son applied for a statutory will. This was ordered and prepared, but she died before the court could confirm that it could be sealed. The son applied for an order allowing … Continue reading In Re Hughes Deceased: ChD 8 Jan 1999

Mitocariu and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust: Admn 31 Jan 2018

These proceedings raise points of principle in respect of the powers of NHS Foundation Trusts pursuant to the National Health Service Act 2006 (‘the 2006 Act’) regarding financial assistance to patients whilst they are detained pursuant to hospital orders made under the Mental Health Act 1983 (‘the 1983 Act’). In essence they raise a question … Continue reading Mitocariu and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust: Admn 31 Jan 2018

Inneh, Regina v: CACD 14 Dec 2021

Appeal from hospital order Judges: Lord Justice Holroyde Mr Justice Picken Recorder of Manchester (His Honour Judge Dean QC) (Sitting as a Judge of the Cacd) Citations: [2021] EWCA Crim 2004 Links: Bailii Statutes: Mental Health Act 1983 37 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Criminal Sentencing Updated: 04 April 2022; Ref: scu.674621

PS, Regina (on the Application of) v Responsible Medical Officer, Dr G and others: Admn 10 Oct 2003

The claimant had been compulsorily detained under the Act. He complained that the detention and compulsory medication infringed his rights, and amongst other things breached his religious beliefs. Held: This was an exceptional case requiring attendance of the doctors to allow the testing of their evidence. The administration of anti-psychotic medication to PS would not … Continue reading PS, Regina (on the Application of) v Responsible Medical Officer, Dr G and others: Admn 10 Oct 2003

Richards v Worcestershire County Council and Another: CA 12 Dec 2017

Appeal by two public authorities against a refusal to strike out the claimant’s claim as an abuse of process. The principal point of law which arises for decision is whether (following O’Reilly v Mackman [1983] 2 AC 237) the claimant was entitled to proceed under Part 7 of the Civil Procedure Rules rather than by … Continue reading Richards v Worcestershire County Council and Another: CA 12 Dec 2017

Tinsley v Manchester City Council and Others: CA 1 Nov 2017

The Court was asked whether a person who has been compulsorily detained in a hospital for mental disorder under section 3 of the 1983 Act and has then been released from detention but still requires ‘after-care services’ is entitled to require his local authority to provide such services at any time before he has exhausted … Continue reading Tinsley v Manchester City Council and Others: CA 1 Nov 2017

AXA General Insurance Ltd and Others v Lord Advocate and Others: SC 12 Oct 2011

Standing to Claim under A1P1 ECHR The appellants had written employers’ liability insurance policies. They appealed against rejection of their challenge to the 2009 Act which provided that asymptomatic pleural plaques, pleural thickening and asbestosis should constitute actionable harm for the purposes of an action of damages for personal injury. Held: The insurers’ appeals failed. … Continue reading AXA General Insurance Ltd and Others v Lord Advocate and Others: SC 12 Oct 2011

JO (Qualified Person – Hospital Order – Effect) Slovakia: UTIAC 13 Jul 2012

An EEA national does not cease to be a qualified person as a result of being detained in a hospital pursuant to an order of the court under the Mental Health Act 1983, having not been convicted of any criminal offence. Citations: [2012] UKUT 237 (IAC) Links: Bailii Jurisdiction: England and Wales Immigration Updated: 07 … Continue reading JO (Qualified Person – Hospital Order – Effect) Slovakia: UTIAC 13 Jul 2012

ASK v The Secretary of State for The Home Department: Admn 9 Feb 2017

The claimant said that he as unlawfully detained in an Immigration Removal Centre pending removal from the United Kingdom and, once he was definitively declared unfit to fly, detained for an unreasonably long period of time before eventual transfer to a psychiatric unit. Judges: Green J Citations: [2017] EWHC 196 (Admin) Links: Bailii Statutes: Mental … Continue reading ASK v The Secretary of State for The Home Department: Admn 9 Feb 2017

SP, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: Admn 12 Feb 2010

Application for judicial review challenging the Secretary of State’s transfer direction given under section 47 of the Mental Health Act 1983 authorising removal of the claimant from prison to Rampton Hospital Judges: Mr Justice Burnett Citations: [2010] EWHC 1124 (Admin), [2010] ACD 71 Links: Bailii Statutes: Mental Health Act 1983 47 Jurisdiction: England and Wales … Continue reading SP, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: Admn 12 Feb 2010

Richards v Worcestershire County Council and Another: ChD 28 Jul 2016

Application for claim to be struck out. Newey J [2016] EWHC 1954 (Ch) Bailii Mental Health Act 1983 2 25A 117 England and Wales Citing: Cited – Mwanza, Regina (on The Application of) v London Borough of Greenwich and Another Admn 15-Jun-2010 The claimant had been discharged from inpatient treatment under the 1983 Act, and … Continue reading Richards v Worcestershire County Council and Another: ChD 28 Jul 2016

London Borough of Sutton v MH (No 2): FD 10 Jun 2016

Application brought by the London Borough of Sutton for a care order under Part IV of the Children Act 1989. NH is also, as at the date of this hearing, under section pursuant to section 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983. MacDonal J [2016] EWHC 1371 (Fam) Bailii Children Act 1989, Mental Health Act … Continue reading London Borough of Sutton v MH (No 2): FD 10 Jun 2016

AK, (A Child), Regina (on The Application of) v The London Borough of Islington and Another: Admn 16 Feb 2021

Claim by AK against the London Borough of Islington (Children Services Department) and the North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group alleging that the defendants failed to adequately assess and plan for her needs following her discharge from hospital pursuant to s.117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 His Honour Judge Lickley QC Sitting as a … Continue reading AK, (A Child), Regina (on The Application of) v The London Borough of Islington and Another: Admn 16 Feb 2021

Seal v Chief Constable of South Wales Police: CA 19 May 2005

Mr Seal noisily objected to a neighbour blocking in his car. Police were called who took him into custody under the 1983 Act. He was released several days later, and eventually sought damages for his wrongful treatment. He had failed to first seek permission from the court as was required by s139(2). Held: The appeal … Continue reading Seal v Chief Constable of South Wales Police: CA 19 May 2005

Henderson v Wilcox and Others: ChD 3 Dec 2015

The claimant had been convicted of the manslaughter of his mother, and sentenced to be detained for treatment in a mental health hospital. It was thought unlikely he would ever be fit to be released. He would otherwise have inherited under her will. He now sought disapplication of the rule under the 1982 Act. Held: … Continue reading Henderson v Wilcox and Others: ChD 3 Dec 2015

An NHS Trust v A: CoP 23 Sep 2015

The application sought orders and declarations from the Court of Protection, depriving A of his liberty for the purposes of administering to him medical treatment which would address the problems which he suffered from. Mostyn J [2015] EWCOP 71 Bailii Mental Health Act 1983 3 Health, Agency Updated: 06 January 2022; Ref: scu.554594

Welsh Ministers v PJ: SC 17 Dec 2018

A patient detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) may be released from compulsory detention in hospital subject to a community treatment order. The question arising on this appeal is whether a patient’s responsible clinician (may impose conditions in a CTO which amount to the deprivation of his liberty within the meaning of article … Continue reading Welsh Ministers v PJ: SC 17 Dec 2018

Regina v Secretary of State for The Home Department Ex Parte Simms: HL 8 Jul 1999

Ban on Prisoners talking to Journalists unlawful The two prisoners, serving life sentences for murder, had had their appeals rejected. They continued to protest innocence, and sought to bring their campaigns to public attention through the press, having oral interviews with journalists without undertakings from the journalists not to publish any element of the interview. … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for The Home Department Ex Parte Simms: HL 8 Jul 1999

HM Treasury v Ahmed and Others: SC 4 Feb 2010

The Court had declared unlawful as ultra vires terrorism related orders made against the several claimants. The court now considered how restrictions imposed by banks should be dealt with. Held: (Lord Hope dissenting as to the order required) The Court could not lend itself to a procedure that is designed to obfuscate the effect of … Continue reading HM Treasury v Ahmed and Others: SC 4 Feb 2010

Austin and Others v The United Kingdom: ECHR 15 Mar 2012

Grand Chamber – The applicants complained that their restriction within a police cordon (a measure known as ‘kettling’) for up to seven hours during the course of a demonstration in central London amounted to a deprivation of their liberty in breach of Article 5-1 of the Convention. Held: Public order containment for several hours did … Continue reading Austin and Others v The United Kingdom: ECHR 15 Mar 2012

Regina v Special Commissioner And Another, ex parte Morgan Grenfell and Co Ltd: HL 16 May 2002

The inspector issued a notice requiring production of certain documents. The respondents refused to produce them, saying that they were protected by legal professional privilege. Held: Legal professional privilege is a fundamental part of ensuring human rights as a right of privacy, and is recognised in European law (A M and S Europe Ltd). A … Continue reading Regina v Special Commissioner And Another, ex parte Morgan Grenfell and Co Ltd: HL 16 May 2002

Austin and Another v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis: HL 28 Jan 2009

Movement retsriction was not Liberty Deprivation The claimants had been present during a demonstration policed by the respondent. They appealed against dismissal of their claims for false imprisonment having been prevented from leaving Oxford Circus for over seven hours. The claimants appealed against rejection of their claims on human rights law. Held: The appeal failed. … Continue reading Austin and Another v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis: HL 28 Jan 2009

Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department, Ex Parte Pierson: HL 24 Jul 1997

The Home Secretary may not later extend the tariff for a lifer, after it had been set by an earlier Home Secretary, merely to satisfy needs of retribution and deterrence: ‘A power conferred by Parliament in general terms is not to be taken to authorise the doing of acts by the donee of the power … Continue reading Regina v Secretary of State for the Home Department, Ex Parte Pierson: HL 24 Jul 1997

The Secretary of State for Justice v RB and Another: CA 20 Dec 2011

The court considered and rejected the possibility of the First Tier Tribunal making orders under the 2005 Act which would have the effect of depriving a patient of his liberty. The respondent, now aged 73, suffered a persistent delusional condition and was a ‘restricted patient’. Maurice Kay LJ VP, Arden, Moses LJJ [2011] EWCA Civ … Continue reading The Secretary of State for Justice v RB and Another: CA 20 Dec 2011

MM v WL Clinic and Another: UTAA 23 Nov 2015

Mental Health : All – whether for the purposes of Article 5 a restricted patient who has the capacity to do so can give a valid consent to the terms of a conditional discharge that, when it is implemented, will on an objective assessment create a deprivation of the patient’s liberty. Held: there was power … Continue reading MM v WL Clinic and Another: UTAA 23 Nov 2015

The Secretary of State for Justice v MM: CA 29 Mar 2017

Power of FTT to deprive patient of liberty Two patients who had been confined to a secure hospital, appealed against orders which would continue to restrict their liberty upon being conditionally released. The parties now disputed the jurisdiction of the FTT to make such an order. Held: The orders made by the UT were set … Continue reading The Secretary of State for Justice v MM: CA 29 Mar 2017

M, Regina (on The Application of) v Kingston Crown Court: Admn 17 Jul 2014

The court had ordered the defendant, before his trial for a serious assault, to be remitted to a mental hospital under section 35 of the 1983 Act, so that a report could be prepared as to his mental condition. The central issue would be his capacity to form the necessary intent. The defendant appealed saying … Continue reading M, Regina (on The Application of) v Kingston Crown Court: Admn 17 Jul 2014

Masterman-Lister v Brutton and Co, Jewell and Home Counties Dairies (No 1): CA 19 Dec 2002

Capacity for Litigation The claimant appealed against dismissal of his claims. He had earlier settled a claim for damages, but now sought to re-open it, and to claim in negligence against his former solicitors, saying that he had not had sufficient mental capacity at the time to accept the offer. Held: There is no definition … Continue reading Masterman-Lister v Brutton and Co, Jewell and Home Counties Dairies (No 1): CA 19 Dec 2002

Secretary of State for Justice v MM: SC 28 Nov 2018

The respondent had been detained after conviction for arson, under the 1983 Act, and was liable to indefinite detention in hospital for medical treatment and dischargeable only by the Appellant or the First Tier Tribunal, possibly only as a conditional release. He said that that was discriminatory. Held: (Lord Hughes dissenting) The appeal failed. The … Continue reading Secretary of State for Justice v MM: SC 28 Nov 2018

AM v South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation and Another: UTAA 6 Aug 2013

The tribunal considered the approach to be taken by the First-tier Tribunal (the FTT) and other decision makers under the Mental Health Act 1983 (the MHA) when treatment and authorisation of a deprivation of liberty of the relevant patient might be given under the Mental Capacity Act 1985. [2013] UKUT 365 (AAC) Bailii Mental Health … Continue reading AM v South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation and Another: UTAA 6 Aug 2013

Regina (Kenneally) v Snaresbrook Crown Court: Admn 27 Nov 2001

That a mentally disturbed defendant may cause embarrassment by his behaviour in court was no reason for him not to be brought to court to be present when an order detaining him under the Act was to be made. The words of section 51(5) must be construed restrictively, and it was not to be applied … Continue reading Regina (Kenneally) v Snaresbrook Crown Court: Admn 27 Nov 2001

Crown Prosecution Service v P; Director of Public Prosecutions v P: Admn 27 Apr 2007

The prosecutor appealed a grant of a stay of a prosecution of the 13 year old defendant as an abuse of process. Reports had indicated that he was unfit to plead. The prosecution contended that, if the court thought P ought not to face trial by reason of his disability, it should proceed to decide … Continue reading Crown Prosecution Service v P; Director of Public Prosecutions v P: Admn 27 Apr 2007

London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm and Disability Rights Commission: CA 25 Jul 2007

The court was asked, whether asked to grant possession against a disabled tenant where the grounds for possession were mandatory. The defendant was a secure tenant with a history of psychiatric disability. He had set out to buy his flat, but the council sought possession when it discovered that he had sublet. Held: Section 23(3)(c) … Continue reading London Borough of Lewisham v Malcolm and Disability Rights Commission: CA 25 Jul 2007

Re C (Adult: Refusal of Treatment): FD 1994

C had been admitted to a secure hospital as a patient under Part III of the Mental Health Act 1983 because of his paranoid schizophrenia. He now sought an injunction to prevent the amputation of his gangrenous foot without his written consent. The patient’s persecutory delusions might have prevented him from weighing the information relevant … Continue reading Re C (Adult: Refusal of Treatment): FD 1994

Regina v Manchester City Council, ex parte Stennett etc: HL 25 Jul 2002

The applicants were former mental patients who had been admitted to hospital compulsorily under section 3. On their release they were to be given support under section 117. The authorities sought to charge for these services, and appealed a decision that the services should be free. Held: Section 117 imposed a clear and free standing … Continue reading Regina v Manchester City Council, ex parte Stennett etc: HL 25 Jul 2002

TF, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: CA 18 Dec 2008

The claimant had been near to completing a sentence for serious violence. He now challenged the way in which, as his sentenced approached completion, the defendant had sought an order transferring him to a secure mental hospital. He was served with an order as he left the prison. The court had said that there was … Continue reading TF, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for Justice: CA 18 Dec 2008

Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MIND intervening): HL 10 Dec 2008

The deceased had committed suicide on escaping from a mental hospital. The Trust appealed against a refusal to strike out the claim that that they had been negligent in having inadequate security. Held: The Trust’s appeal failed. The fact that she was detained for her own protection rather than to protect others required different standards … Continue reading Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MIND intervening): HL 10 Dec 2008

TW v London Borough of Enfield and Another: QBD 8 May 2013

The claimant sought damages after being detained under the 1983 Act, and a declaration that the section used was incompatible with her human rights. Held: The test for allowing proceedings was set at a low level, and even if section 139 does have any effect on the Applicant’s rights under Article 6 read together with … Continue reading TW v London Borough of Enfield and Another: QBD 8 May 2013

TTM v London Borough of Hackney and Others: CA 14 Jan 2011

The claimant had been found to have been wrongfully detained under section 3. He appealed against rejection of his claim for judicial review and for damages. The court found that his detention was lawful until declared otherwise. He argued that the restriction on compensation under the 1983 Act contravened the ECHR. Held: The detention was … Continue reading TTM v London Borough of Hackney and Others: CA 14 Jan 2011

MJ (Angola) v Secretary of State for The Home Department: CA 20 May 2010

The applicant had been ordered to be deported and returned to Angola, but at the same time he was a detained mental patient. He argued that a return would breach his Article 8 rights. Held: The respondent was entitled to decide to deport the appellant notwithstanding that he was still subject to orders under sections … Continue reading MJ (Angola) v Secretary of State for The Home Department: CA 20 May 2010

Gillies v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: HL 26 Jan 2006

The claimant said that the medical member of the tribunal which had heard his disability claim was biased. The doctor was on a temporary contract and also worked for an agency which contracted directly the Benfits Agency. The court of session had considered tha a reasonable and well informed observer would not think there was … Continue reading Gillies v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions: HL 26 Jan 2006

Pitt and Another v Holt and Others: ChD 18 Jan 2010

The deceased had created a settlement in favour of his wife. He suffered serious injury and placed the damages in trust, but in a form which created an unnecessary liability to Inheritance Tax on his death. The wife’s mental health act receiver now sought the unravelling of the trust based on either Hastings Bass or … Continue reading Pitt and Another v Holt and Others: ChD 18 Jan 2010

Lall, Regina v: CACD 19 Mar 2021

Choice of mental Health Sentencing Options On conviction of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility, the judge imposed a hospital order and a restriction, without limit of time, under sections 37 and 41 of the Mental Health Act 1983. The AG appealed it as too lenient, suggesting imprisonment for life with a limitation restriction under … Continue reading Lall, Regina v: CACD 19 Mar 2021

Seal v Chief Constable of South Wales Police: HL 4 Jul 2007

The claimant had sought to bring proceedings against the respondent, but as a mental patient subject to the 1983 Act, had been obliged by the section first to obtain consent. The parties disputed whether the failure was a procedural or substantial failing and whether it made the proceedings a nullity. Held: The claimant’s appeal failed. … Continue reading Seal v Chief Constable of South Wales Police: HL 4 Jul 2007

Stojak, Regina (on The Application of) v Sheffield City Council: Admn 22 Dec 2009

The deceased had been detained as a mental patient and supported after her release, by her family financially. Her representatives now said that the respondent had failed in its obligation to provide support for no charge. The authority said that the case brought by way of judicial review was brought out of time. Held: The … Continue reading Stojak, Regina (on The Application of) v Sheffield City Council: Admn 22 Dec 2009