Case Law

Conditional discharge – navigating the Mental Health Act & Mental Capacity Act interface: MC v Cygnet Behavioural Health Ltd and the Secretary of State for Justice [2020] UKUT 230 (AAC)

Doctor discharging woman from hospital Photo: aijiro/AdobeStock


By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction The interface between the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) is a complex area of law. A perennial and thorny issue for the courts has been what happens when a MHA patient, who lacks the relevant capacity, needs to be discharged into the community into […]

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