Amendment to the Health and Social Care Bill protects provision of aftercare under the Mental Health Act 1983

Thursday 15 March 2012

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Stephen Knafler QC and Tim Baldwin's joint advice to MIND on changes to section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983, originally proposed by the Health and Social Care Bill, assisted amendments to the bill made by Lord Kamlesh Patel of Bradford. As a result the Government accepted the amendments tabled in the House of Lords which now protects vital aftercare for people who have been detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.

Click here for statement of the Chief Executive of MIND and here for Hansard record. To read MIND's original briefing paper click here.

Stephen Knafler QC and Tim Baldwin are both members of the Garden Court Chambers Mental Health Team and Community Care Team.

Stephen Knafler QC

Tim Baldwin

Stephen Knafler QC (above) and Tim Baldwin (below)

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