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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.
The Law Society's Housing Law Committee has submitted its views to the Welsh Government on its consultation on Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 - Fitness for human habitation.
The Law Society's Housing Law Committee recently responded to the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) consultation on a Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities.
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.
Law Society response to the CPRC consultation on proposals to clarify the process for enforcing suspended orders.
Khatidja Janmohamed is passionate about diversity and social mobility.
Richard Roberts 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.
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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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