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  • 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

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    The Law Society has said that mental health patients must be given greater choice and control when the outdated Mental Health Act 1983 is revised.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

    Care homes' conflict of interest in deprivation of liberty decisions

    Vulnerable adults would be put at risk if care homes were given increased responsibility for decisions about their liberty.

    12 October 2018
    Press release

    Court of protection highlights human cost of cuts

    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.

    25 January 2018
    Press release

    Patients detained under Mental Health Act need stronger safeguards

    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).

    22 January 2018
    Press release

    Positive moves in budget overshadowed by cuts to justice

    Promising announcements on new housing development and cuts to SDLT announced in today's budget will be greeted warmly by solicitors and the public alike.

    22 November 2017
    Press release
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