Legal mindfield – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 18th, 2007 in mental health by sally

“Jonathan Rayner looks at why lawyers fear the government’s proposed amended version of the Mental Health Act. Meanwhile Frances Mayne explains how lawyers should prepare for the Mental Capacity Act.” 

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th May 2007

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Government response on fees for court of protection and public guardian published – Government News Network

“Government response to the public’s views on proposed fees for the new Court of Protection and the Office of the Public Guardian was published today.”

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Department for Constitutional Affairs press release, 30th April 2007

Source: www.gnn.gov.uk

Lord Bragg attacks Mental Health Bill as ‘inhumane, inefficient and unfair’ – The Independent

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in mental health, news by sally

“Melvyn Bragg has launched a blistering attack on the Government over its attempts to bring in ‘inhumane’ and unfair laws that would lead to the mentally ill being locked up rather than treated.”

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The Independent, 22nd April 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Hewitt defends mental health proposals – The Guardian

Posted April 17th, 2007 in mental health, news by sally

“Controversial revisions to mental health legislation will strike the right balance between improving patient safeguards and protecting the public, the health secretary, Patricia Hewitt, said yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 17th April 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MP rebellion looms over new mental health curbs – The Times

Posted April 17th, 2007 in mental health, news by sally

“Mental health professionals and opposition parties have joined forces to resist wider powers to detain people with a mental disorder deemed to pose a danger to others.”

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The Times, 17th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

MPs to debate mental health plans – BBC News

Posted April 16th, 2007 in mental health, news by sally

“Controversial plans to allow mentally ill people to be detained against their will, even if they have not committed a crime, are due to be discussed by MPs.”

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BBC News, 16th April 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Related link: Mental Health Bill 2006-07