Case Law

Deprivation of liberty under the Mental Health Act: Secretary of State for Justice v MM and Welsh Ministers v PJ [2018]

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By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction The Supreme Court handed down the judgments in the cases of Secretary of State for Justice v MM [2018] UKSC 60 (“MM”) and Welsh Ministers v PJ [2018] UKSC 66 (“PJ”) on 28 November 2018 and 17 December 2018 respectively. Both cases were concerned with whether the conditions in a “community power” […]

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