May 2024 update


  • Magic Book. The Magic Book is a database of contact details. The main idea is to add the hospitals and other places you visit (not just your own place of work). To create/edit contacts, there is no need to log in and the process is very quick and simple. See Magic Book

  • Mental Health Law Online CPD scheme: 12 points for £60. Obtain 12 CPD points online by answering monthly questionnaires. The scheme is an ideal way to obtain your necessary hours, or to evidence your continued competence. It also helps to support the continued development of this website, and your subscriptions (and re-subscriptions) are appreciated. For full details and to subscribe, see CPD scheme.

  • Cases. By the end of this month, Mental Health Law Online contained 2345 categorised cases

  • Chronology. See May 2024 chronology for this month’s changes to the website in date order.


  • Mental capacity law newsletter. 39 Essex Chambers, ‘Mental Capacity Report’ (issue 140, May 2024) — “Highlights this month include: (1) In the Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty Report: a rare successful capacity appeal, evicting someone from P’s house and holistically approaching hoarding; (2) In the Practice and Procedure Report: when you can remove deputies, and publishing judgments in serious medical treatment and closed material procedure cases; (3) In the Mental Health Matters Report: when not to rely on capacity in the mental health context; (4) In the Wider Context Report: capacity, autonomy and the limits of the obligation to secure life, and the European Court of Human Right raises the stakes for psychiatric admission for those with learning disabilities; (5) In the Scotland Report: licence conditions and deprivation of liberty, and Executor qua attorney - a few steps back?”
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