Director Michael Kennedy

Caught between Commissioners – the plight of forensic patients waiting for a rehabilitation bed



By Michael Kennedy, Director & Barrister, Mental Health and Court of Protection Department I have recently acted for clients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (“the Act”) who have experienced lengthy delays in being provided with a rehabilitation service despite the fact that, clinically, there is no dispute that that is what is needed. These cases have highlighted to ...
 
Chartered Legal Executive Caroline Hurst

What right do we have to call ourselves civilised?



By Caroline Hurst, Chartered Legal Executive. Court of Protection Department On 3 August 2017, Sir James Munby handed down a judgment which has sparked a public and media frenzy. It was an extraordinary attack (at least from a member of the judiciary) on the government for the dire lack of mental health provision – in this case to meet the ...