The October edition of the Edge DoLS case law summary sheet is now available here DoLS_case_law_summary_sheet_October_2019. It provides a summary of the essential DoLS case law over the law 2+ years.


An updated edition of our single page Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) overview chart is now available. It provides key information on LPS including: Who, Where, Procedure, Assessments, Rights and Assessors. To download a free copy LPS_one_page_overview_chart_August_2019  


A new resource to help people prepare for the Liberty Protection Safeguards is now available at this link : LPS_Jargon_Buster_June_2019 The Edge LPS Jargon Buster provides a detailed explanation of terms used in LPS such as ‘condition’ (used in a number of different ways) reviews, determinations and the relevant person (did you know the same term…


The June edition of our DoLS case law summary sheet is now available here DoLS_case_law_summary_sheet_June_2019 It provides a summary of key DoLS case law over the last two years. In preparation for the Liberty Protection Safeguards we have identified a number of cases that will still be relevant to LPS when it comes into force.




A new edition of the Edge DoLS case law summary sheet is now available. It summarises key DoLS case law for the last two years. Download from this link : DoLS_case_law_summary_sheet_April_2019_final 


The latest edition of our LPS update guide is now available. It provides a detailed breakdown of the key elements of LPS for practitioners. Download from here


A new edition of the Edge DoLS case law summary sheet is now available. It summarises key DoLS case law for the last two years. Download from this link


A new briefing sheet on the Liberty Protection Safeguards is now available from Edge training. It provides information on the state of the Bill following the last Committee stage in the House of Commons.  It is available to view here on the News page of our website.



  A group of leading charities has called on the government to pause progress of the Liberty Protection Safeguards (Mental Capacity Act (Amendment) Bill. The Bill is due to have its 2nd Reading in the House of Commons later today. The briefing provides details of a series of concerns by the charities about LPS and…


Amongst other things it states: ‘.. we have serious reservations about whether the Bill does enough to protect those who are at risk of unlawful detention. We are also concerned that the Government’s impact assessment significantly underestimates the resources required for implementation.’ It can be downloaded from the following link :  Joint HR committee on LPS…


The October edition of our DoLS case law summary sheet is now available. Detailing the most significant case law in relation to DoLS over the last few years. Download from this link :  DoLS_case_law_summary_sheet_October_2018




The latest edition (August 2018) of our popular DoLS case law summary sheet is now available. It provides details of the most important DoLS related case law in the last two years and is updated regularly. DoLS_case_law_summary_sheet_Augst_2018    


LPS national survey – final report LPS survey 2018 full report LPS national survey – executive summary LPS survey 2018 executive summary LPS national survey – power point slides LPS survey final results – power point presentation open LPS national survey – excel spreadsheet of all individual responses LPS survey final data – every response public version LPS national…


House of Lords debated the merits of the Liberty Protection Safeguards bill going through Parliament on 16 July. We have produced a summary of issues  raised by members of the House of Lords which will be taken forward for the next stage of the bill in early September. To see the news update click the…


On 16 July 2018 the House of Lords debated the LPS proposals before them. The record of the issues raised by members is given here: House of Lords 2nd reading of LPS (part 1) 16 July – Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] – Hansard House of Lords 2nd reading of LPS (part 2) 16 July…



DoLS Rights Leaflet – this has been designed by Steven Richards and Aasya Mughal authors of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Handbook. It follows the format of the equivalent rights leaflets under the Mental Health Act. Key information on the rights of a person under DoLS is provided. It is designed to be read by the…


A two sided A4 summary of key DoLS case law from the last two years. It provides information on the case law relating to the DoLS assessments or other elements of deprivation of liberty. Quotes and details of cases are given throughout. DoLS_case_law_summary_sheet_April_2018