Mental Health Review Tribunal


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Mental Health Review Tribunal

A non-departmental public body created to protect the rights of persons involuntarily detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 (UK), which considers appeals by detainees. The judicial tribunal panel consists of a member of the legal profession, an appropriate doctor and a lay member, which can discharge the detained person or make other recommendations. It is possible to appeal to High Courts against Mental Health Review Tribunal decisions.
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In a joint statement the chief executives ofAbertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Cardiff council, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, HMP Parc Prison and Wales Probation Trust said: "This is a tragic case and while the decision to discharge [Mr Williams]wasmade by the Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT), we accept the identified failings that followed this decision.
For instance, the relationship between the Home Office Mental Health Unit and the Mental Health Review Tribunal acts as a demonstration of cooperation (or lack of) between interested parties.
(89) A person detained could challenge their detention by applying to the Mental Health Review Tribunal, the only legal party involved in compulsory admission cases, within six months of admission.
Brady has instructed mental health specialist lawyers, Liverpool-based RMNJ, to appeal to a Mental Health Review Tribunal allowing him to be transferred to a conventional jail.
Last year, Sutcliffe, who killed 13 women, got pounds 50,000 to fund a Mental Health Review Tribunal bid for freedom, claiming he is no longer dangerous.
The serial killer is appealing to a Mental Health Review Tribunal, claiming he is no longer dangerous.
The similarities between these two tragedies are appallingBoth men were allowed out of secure units by a Mental Health Review Tribunal, a three-man body which is answerable to nobody and can keep its membership secret.
The lifer is being held at Broadmoor indefinitely.He will present his case to the Mental Health Review Tribunal after the wedding, planned for early next year.
But there has been condemnation of the plan, which would involve Sutcliffe appearing at a Mental Health Review Tribunal. MPs and criminal experts have vowed to oppose any move by Sutcliffe which could set him on the path to freedom.
The Law Society has a list of accredited members, who are on what is called the Mental Health Review Tribunal. You can get a list of members in your area from the Law Society.
In 1985 a Mental Health Review Tribunal commented that ~he may have been stigmatized by the original charge of murder which on the evidence known to the Tribunal would not have been likely to be sustained'.

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