The Nearest Relative Handbook
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|Format:||Paperback, 192 pages, 2nd Edition|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 01 January 2009|
When a person is subject to the Mental Health Act 2007, many of his or her principal rights are taken away. It is the function of the nearest relative to compensate for that loss. This handbook offers an expert legal analysis of the role, the powers it carries and the limits of those powers.This fully updated second edition explains how the nearest relative is identified. It also contains a wealth of new case examples and illustrative scenarios; providing a succinct discussion of each significant case, and incorporating all the very latest changes to the Mental Health Act."The Nearest Relative Handbook" will be an invaluable aid to those who find themselves in a professional relationship with a nearest relative, to those who are or wish to be a nearest relative and to anyone needing to make sense of the relevant statutory provisions.
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations Used in this Book. Introduction.; 1. The Recent History of the Nearest Relative.; 2. The Nearest Relative of an Adult.; 3. The Nearest Relative of some Minors.; 4. Ceasing to be the Nearest Relative.; 5. Admission and the Nearest Relative. 6. Discharge and the Nearest Relative.; Appendix One. Statutory Extracts.; Appendix Two. Regulations.; Appendix Three. Specimen Document.; Appendix Four. List of Legal Cases Cited.; References.; Subject index.; Author index.
About the Author
David Hewitt is a solicitor and a partner at Hempsons where he specialises in mental health law. He was a member of the Mental Health Act Commission for nine years until 2005 and now holds visiting fellowships at Northumbria University and Lincoln University. He is a President of Mental Health Review Tribunals and sits on the editorial board of The Journal of Mental Health Law. He appeared as a witness before the joint Parliamentary committee on the draft Mental Health Bill of 2004 and has also given evidence on the substantive Bill.
"'An excellent, comprehensive and thoughtful guide to the rights, powers, and duties of nearest relatives under the Mental Health Act. This is the definitive work on the subject.' - Phil Fennell, Professor of Law, Cardiff Law School 'This intelligent and comprehensive analysis is a welcome addition to the currently scant literature in this area.' - Journal of Mental Health Law 'There can hardly be a professional concerned with MeHA 1983 and its practical application in daily practice who will not benefit from having this book to hand...' - New Law Journal"
|Publisher: ||Jessica Kingsley Publishers|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.30 kg)|