Tim Spencer-Lane Tim Spencer-Lane

Tim is a lawyer who specialises in mental capacity, mental health and social care law. He is the legal editor at Community Care Inform and senior lecturer at Kingston University.

At the Law Commission he led the reviews of adult social care, health and social care professional regulation and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. He currently works as a lawyer at the government legal department (Department of Health and Social Care) where he advises on mental capacity and mental health law.

All posts by Tim Spencer-Lane

Covid-19 vaccine, learning disability and family objections: Re CR [2021] EWCOP 19

Assessing needs for Mental Health Act aftercare (section 117): R (AK) v London Borough of Islington [2021] EWHC 301 (Admin)

Best interests, the Covid-19 vaccine and family objections: SD v Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea [2021] EWCOP 14

Best interests, sign language and moving from the family home: ZK (Landau-Kleffner syndrome: best interests) [2021] EWCOP 12

Best interests and moving a person abroad: Re UR (Rev 1) [2021] EWCOP 10

Deprivation of liberty in the family home: Re AEL (Mental Capacity Act 2005) [2021] EWCOP 9

Covid-19 vaccination and best interests: E (Vaccine) [2021] EWCOP 7

Remote assessments and the Mental Health Act: Devon Partnership NHS Trust v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care [2021] EWHC 101 (Admin)

Family care and the Covid lockdown rules: NG v Hertfordshire County Council [2021] EWCOP 2

Puberty blockers and Gillick competence: Bell v Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust [2020] EWHC 3274 (Admin)