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The Law Society has said that mental health patients must be given greater choice and control when the outdated Mental Health Act 1983 is revised.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.
Vulnerable adults would be put at risk if care homes were given increased responsibility for decisions about their liberty.
The Law Society does not believe the proposed Bill has sufficient safeguards and is not fit for purpose in its current form.
The Law Society has responded to the Tribunal Procedure Committee's proposal to abolish pre-hearing medical examinations (PHEs).
Housing has rarely had so high a profile as it has now. Rosemary Keczkes, Chair of the Law Society's Housing Law Committee, outlines some current and upcoming issues, and how the Law Society is responding.
The state must protect vulnerable people from being deprived of their liberty without proper legal safeguards, the Law Society of England and Wales said following a stinging ruling in the Court of Protection.
The Law Society has responded to the government's Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983.
People detained for mental health problems need legislation that protects them better, the Law Society of England and Wales said in its evidence to the independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983 (the Act).
The law around mental capacity can be confusing. Get legal support you can rely on.
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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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