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Addressing every issue in the field of mental health law, from hospital admission, mental disorder and the grounds for compulsion, to the role of social workers, relatives and doctors, our mental health law titles are invaluable not only to legal practitioners but also provide definitions and explanations of principles, processes and terminology that prove invaluable to those working in the health sector. Two key titles within our portfolio include the Mental Health Act Manual and the Mental Capacity Act Manual, both written by leading mental health author Richard Jones.

You'll find the Mental Health Act Manual is an essential guide to the Mental Health Act for mental health and legal professionals, providing clear instructions on the Act and how it governs their working practices. The new 15th edition includes a number of new cases from the European Court of Human Rights as well as consideration of a large number of new cases including Coombs v Dorset NHS Primary Care Trust, R. (on the application of Sessay) v South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust), R. (on the application of Sunderland City Council) v South Tyneside Council, DD v Durham County Council and DN v Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.
Completing this title is the Mental Capacity Act Manual includes all the recent amendments to the Act as well as important cases. The title is vital for those involved within mental health law as it provides clarity on who can takes decisions, in which situations and how they can go about it as well as enabling people to plan ahead for a time when they may lose capacity to make their own decisions.

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