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Mental Health Act Manual 27th ed isbn 9780414121843

Mental Health Act Manual 26th ed

ISBN13: 9780414115804
New Edition ISBN: 9780414121843
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414110014
Published: September 2023
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £91.00

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The Mental Health Act Manual has been fully updated to cover the latest case law and legislative developments.

The book provides readers with a clear understanding of all aspects of the Mental Health Act 1983. The work is a vital tool for busy professionals requiring insight and guidance in the complex area of mental health law. The Act is reproduced alongside the associated Rules and Regulations, all carefully annotated by Richard Jones.


  • Written in a clear, practical style, designed to be accessible to both the medical and legal profession
  • User-friendly style: primary and secondary legislation is annotated in the Parts with the analysis of important contextual aspects of mental health law located in the Annexes
  • Readers benefit from the expertise and advice of one of the most highly respected individuals in the field
  • Includes all the relevant primary and secondary legislation on mental health law with detailed annotations
  • An annotated version of the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018 is reproduced
  • Explains the impact of the 2007 Act, detailing how each section of the MHA 1983 has been affected

Mental Health Law
Table of Cases
Part 1: Mental Health Act 1983 and Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018
Part 2: Delegated Legislation
Part 3: Practice and Procedure
Part 4: Government Guidance
Part 5: Human Rights Act 1998
Part 6: Deprivations of Liberty—Mental Health Act 1983 or Mental Capacity Act 2005?
Appendix A: Further powers to restrain and/or detain mentally disordered patients
Appendix B: High Security Psychiatric Services (Arrangements for Visits by Children) Directions 2013
Appendix C: High Security Psychiatric Services (Arrangements for Safety and Security) Directions 2019
Appendix D: Law Society Practice Note—Representation before mental health tribunals