A final reminder that there are a few places still available for the seminar that I am doing in Consett, County Durham, next Friday (5 May) on the Law Commission’s proposals and the future of deprivation of liberty. For further details, and to book, see here.
I share here an invitation from the Essex Autonomy Project and Empowerment Matters for a two-day Masterclass with Cher Nicholson on 26 and 27 June in central Manchester focusing on support for decision-making, led by Cher Nicholson. Cher is a leading advocate for disability rights and has pioneered supported decision-making in South Australia through the Supported Decision […]
Another day, another exciting opportunity, as the Wellcome Trust Mental Health and Justice project cranks up speed. This time, the position on offer is a two-year post-doc Senior Research Officer position with the Essex Autonomy Project, to provide support for two ongoing projects under the MHJ umbrella. The first, which will be the primary focus in […]
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a PhD student to work on the major Wellcome Trust funded Mental Health and Justice project of which I am a part. Applications are open for the Professor Sir Richard Trainor Scholarship for a PhD student to work on “Mental health justice and the capability to live in the community” […]
With many thanks to all those who have been in touch, from many different settings and backgrounds, to offer support and case studies for the ‘vulnerable adults’ project that I am seeking to persuade the Law Commission to take up, a few more observations and a last call for evidence. The original call is here, […]
A Home Office Circular has now been published to accompany the Policing and Crime Act 2017 changes (including those relating to death under DoLS) coming into force on Monday 3 April. The circular, available here, addresses the DoLS changes at pages 11 and onwards, and includes these particularly important passages: “60. Coroners will continue to […]
To accompany the coming into force on 3 April of the change to the definition of “state detention” introduced by the Policing and Crime Act 2017, the new Chief Coroner has issued new guidance – 16A – to accompany (and then supersede) the existing guidance available here. The guidance, which also addresses the Court of […]
In A-MV v Finland, (Application no. 53251/13, decision of 23 March 2017), the European Court of Human Rights considered carefully but rejected a central tenet of the interpretation of Article 12 of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities advanced by the Committee on that Convention, namely that the will and preferences of […]