The last I heard was back in May 2022 and at that point there hadn’t been any PHEs since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. What is the current situation?
The reason I ask is that the updated Law Society, ‘Practice note: Representation before mental health tribunals’ (31/8/22) states:
However, if your case is before the Welsh tribunal, the default position is that the tribunal will carry out a preliminary examination.
In Wales, it remains the case that PHEs are indicated in every case. However there remain practical post-COVID difficulties with access to the patient either in person or remotely at most venues, so further guidance should be sought from the tribunal office.