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Mental Health Law 6th ed

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ISBN13: 9780414051201
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414041691
To be Published: October 2018
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £85.00



Mental Health Law provides a clear, narrative account of mental health law in England and Wales. Going through the law in clear language for legal and non-legal practitioners alike, it steers readers through the entire legal process of dealing with the mentally ill, from admission to hospital and treatment to leaving hospital and community care.

  • Explains the legal definition of mental disorder and establishes the grounds for compulsory powers
  • Deals with the roles and duties of social workers, doctors and families
  • Covers the implications of the Mental Health Act 2007 and Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Explains the impact of the Human Rights Act and UK and Strasbourg case Law
  • Includes a chapter on the procedure of Mental Health Review Tribunals
  • Shows how the law differs for adults and children
  • Describes the machinery of civil commitment
  • Discusses Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, including the key recent Supreme Court decision in P v Cheshire West and Chester Council and P and Q v Surrey County Council
  • Takes account of the latest Mental Health Act code of practice
  • Covers important legislative changes, such as the Health and Social Care Act 2012
  • Includes a chapter on disordered offenders, police powers, pre-trial procedure and sentencing

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Subjects:
Mental Health Law
Contents:
Informality and intervention: the
basics
Mental disorder, mental capacity and
the grounds for intervention
Professionals and
families
The machinery for detaining people
Mentally disordered offenders
Treatment and
care
Moving out and moving on
Tribunals and
courts
Community care
Legal capacity and legal
rights.