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28 May 2020

Mental Health Act unjustified detention

Jonothan Moss, principal solicitor in our dispute resolution criminal law team has challenged and successfully secured the release from a psychiatric ward of a client who was detained without justification under the Mental Health Act.

Any detention under the Mental Health Act is a significant restriction of a persons rights, remembering that usually the person detained has not committed any criminal offences. It is important, in appropriate cases, to review any decision to detain in order to establish whether the correct grounds and justification are indeed supported by the evidence.

If you, or anyone you know has been affected by this issue and you would like to discuss your rights or find out more information please contact Jonothan Moss or James Constable in our dispute resolution criminal law team. Alternatively call 01753 889995 or email enquiries@bpcollins.co.uk  for further assistance.

Jonothan Moss

Jonothan Moss

Tel: 01753 278665 | 07891 990858

James Constable

James Constable

Tel: 01753 279039 | 07341 566327

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