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    News and advice on social welfare, including housing, health and social care, mental health, anti-social behaviour, deprivation of liberty and vulnerable adults.

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    Close to home: spotting elder abuse

    Richard Roberts, director and co-owner of Gedye & Sons, details the warning signs of financial abuse of the elderly, what practitioners should look out for, and the steps they can take where such abuse is exposed.

    9 March 2020

    Queen's Speech: what does it mean for solicitors and the law?

    The Queen's Speech on 19 December set out the government's legislative agenda for the first session of the new parliament.

    19 December 2019

    Representation before mental health tribunals

    This practice note provides advice on good practice for legal practitioners who advise and represent clients at mental health tribunals.

    12 December 2019
    Practice note

    Legal and social issues faced by older LGBT+ people

    Paul Maddock gives an overview of some of the social and legal issues faced by older LGBT+ people.

    29 October 2019

    A chat with Sheree Green, chair of our Mental Health and Disability Law Committee

    Sheree shares her experiences of working in mental health and disability law as a solicitor and from a policy perspective.

    2 October 2019

    Mental capacity law and policy

    Mental Health and Disability Law Committee member Alex Ruck Keene discusses his experiences as a leading mental capacity barrister.

    18 June 2019

    Consultation on 'no-fault' evictions a step in the right direction

    Landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants using section 21 notices in new plans announced by the government.

    18 April 2019
    Press release

    Time to Talk?

    Ranjit Thaliwal, mental health law solicitor at Thaliwal & Veja Solicitors, discusses the importance of Time to Talk Day.

    6 March 2019

    Considering the case for a Housing Court - Law Society response

    We have responded to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government consultation exploring the case for a specialist housing court.

    28 January 2019
    Consultation response

    Review gives momentum to patient-centred mental health services

    The Law Society has said that mental health patients must be given greater choice and control when the outdated Mental Health Act 1983 is revised.

    7 December 2018
    Press release
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