Seal v. Chief Constable of South Wales Police – Times Law Reports

Posted July 5th, 2007 in law reports, mental health by sally

When permission is required before issuing legal proceedings

Seal v Chief Constable of South Wales Police

House of Lords

“A claim brought in respect of an act purporting to be done under the powers of the Mental Health Act 1983 was a complete nullity if the claimant had failed to obtain the leave of a High Court judge under section 139(2) of that Act before issuing proceedings.”

The Times, 5th July 2007


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