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Landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants using section 21 notices in new plans announced by the government.
The Law Society has said that mental health patients must be given greater choice and control when the outdated Mental Health Act 1983 is revised.
Vulnerable adults would be put at risk if care homes were given increased responsibility for decisions about their liberty.
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.
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).
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.
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