News and advice on social welfare, including housing, health and social care, mental health, anti-social behaviour, deprivation of liberty and vulnerable adults.
The Queen's Speech on 19 December set out the government's legislative agenda for the first session of the new parliament.
This practice note provides advice on good practice for legal practitioners who advise and represent clients at mental health tribunals.
Paul Maddock gives an overview of some of the social and legal issues faced by older LGBT+ people.
Sheree shares her experiences of working in mental health and disability law as a solicitor and from a policy perspective.
Mental Health and Disability Law Committee member Alex Ruck Keene discusses his experiences as a leading mental capacity barrister.
Landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants using section 21 notices in new plans announced by the government.
Ranjit Thaliwal, mental health law solicitor at Thaliwal & Veja Solicitors, discusses the importance of Time to Talk Day.
We have responded to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government consultation exploring the case for a specialist housing court.
The Law Society has said that mental health patients must be given greater choice and control when the outdated Mental Health Act 1983 is revised.
We have responded to an MHCLG consultation on making sure that social housing provides safe and secure homes.
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The Mental Health and Disability Committee and the Housing Law Committee are part of the Law Society's Legal Affairs and Policy Board.The committees work to develop Law Society policy and promote improvements in practice and legal services.
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