Mental Health Act Manual, 18th edition


Mental Health Act Manual

Sep 2015
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(approx. USD1,406.15)

The new 18th edition of the Mental Health Act Manual is an essential guide to the Mental Health Act 1983.

A crucial insight tool for any professional working in mental health law, this specialist work reproduces the Act and its associated Rules and Regulations with annotations by Richard Jones.

Key developments incorporated in the new 18th edition are:

Case Law

• Key cases on the operation of the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health): YA v Central and North West London NHS Trust, AMA v Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and AF v Nottinghamshire NHS Trust.
• The Government’s response to the finding of the European Court of Human Rights that section 68 of the Act violates article 5(4) of the European Convention on Human Rights.
• Secretary of State for Justice v KC on the ability of the Tribunal to conditionally discharge a restricted patient subject to a care plan which deprives him of his liberty.
• K v Hospital Managers of the Kingswood Centre on the correct method of delivery of a nearest relative’s order for discharge.
• R v Vowles where the Lord Chief Justice reviewed the jurisprudence on the sentencing of mentally disordered offenders.


• Amendments to the Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) Rules made by the Tribunal Procedure (Amendment) (No.3) Rules 2014.
• Inclusion of a new Practice Statement from the First-tier Tribunal on the “Delegation of functions to staff and to registrars on or after 27 April 2015”.
• Significant amendments made to section 117 of the Act by the Care Act 2014.
• The addition of two sections to the Act: sections 117A and 117B.
• A note on section 20 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 which makes it an   offence for a care worker to ill-treat or wilfully neglect an individual in his her care.


• Lengthy extracts from the new Code of Practice and the new Reference Guide to the Mental Health Act are reproduced throughout the text.