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This practice note provides advice on good practice for legal practitioners who advise and represent clients at mental health tribunals.
Those who lack mental capacity must have access to independent representation in court hearings about their personal liberty, the Court of Protection rules.
The Law Society has again called for explicit statutory protection for legal professional privilege in its evidence to the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Joint Committee.
The Law Society has published a practical guide on the law on deprivation of liberty for lawyers and health and social care professionals.
Advice for defence lawyers who represent clients with mental health conditions and learning disabilities.
This briefing is the work of the Law Society's Housing Law Committee.
There is a 'depressing' lack of awareness about the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) according to the Law Society of England and Wales.
Read the Law Society response to the House of Lords Select Committee call for evidence on the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
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