Here is a website to bookmark if you have any interest in mental health law and the various pieces of legislation that practitioners need to refer to on a regular basis.
The Mental Health Law Online website has detailed sections on the three most important acts:
- Mental Health Act 2007
- Mental Health Act 1983
- Mental Capacity Act 2005
Plus links to more than 80 other pieces of legislation relevant to mental health on everything from human rights to legal aid.
The site is a wiki that has been put together by a group of mental health lawyers, experts and enthusiasts.
It also features a sizeable section (>1,000 cases) on mental health case law.