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Entitlement to after-care services under MeHA 1983, s 117 (Tinsley v Manchester City Council)

Published on: 22 November 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Entitlement to after-care services under MeHA 1983, s 117 (Tinsley v Manchester City Council)
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Article summary

Personal Injury analysis: Jenni Richards QC and Adam Fullwood, barristers at 39 Essex Chambers, examine the meaning and effect of the judgment in Tinsley v Manchester City Council in which the court allowed the deputy’s claim for judicial review against the local authority’s decision not to provide after-care services under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MeHA 1983). or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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