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Mental Health Act & Mental Capacity case law sheet – new edition


The new edition (January) of our MHA & MCA case law sheet is now available. It provides examples of recent case law involving people detained under the Mental Health Act and the use of the Mental Capacity Act at the same time. The cases highlight how the MCA could and should be used while a person is subject to the Mental Health Act. Cases include:

  • Surgery

  • Covert medication

  • Pregnancy and caesarian section

  • Restricting contact with others

  • Anorexia nervosa

  • Religious delusions

  • Leave of absence and DoLS

  • CTO and DoLS


All cases have links to the full judgments. Download the pdf from here.


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