Re AJ (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards)

Mental health – Court of Protection. The present case raised a number of issues about the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and in particular the amendments that were introduced into the 2005 Act by the Mental Health Act 2007 concerning the procedures to be followed in cases of deprivation of liberty in relation to a patient AJ. The Queen's Bench Division concluded that overall, the steps taken by the local authority in the case to ensure that AJ's challenge to the deprivation of her liberty was brought before the court had been inadequate.

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