Community Legal Advice
This website offers free, confidential and independent legal advice for residents of England and Wales. Click here.
Mental Capacity Law and Policy
A site focusing on the operation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Created by Alex Ruck Keene, a barrister widely regarded as an expert on mental capacity law, the site is designed to ‘promote better, clearer thinking amongst lawyers, policy-makers and professionals’. Click here.
Mental Health Law Online
The main internet resource on mental health law in England & Wales for mental health practitioners. Click here.
Mental Health Tribunal guidance
Guidance from HM Courts and Tribunals Service on the role of Mental Health Tribunals. Click here.
Website of the most well known mental health charity. Mind campaigns on behalf of people with mental health difficulties and provides support for patients and their families. Click here.
The Masked AMHP
A highly informative blog created by a practising a social worker and AMHP looking at a wide range of issues relating to mental health law and practice. Click here.
The Small Places
A blog written by Lucy Series, a researcher at the Centre for Health and Social Care Law at Cardiff Law School and a respected authority on the operation of the Mental Capacity Act. Click here.
Alzheimer's Society » Mental Capacity Act
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides a statutory framework to empower and protect people aged 16 and over who lack, or may lack, capacity to make certain decisions for themselves because of illness, a learning disability, or mental health problems. The act was fully implemented in October 2007 and applies in England and Wales. Click here.
Justice » Court of Protection
Information on the administration and regulation of the justice system in England and Wales. Wales shares the same legal structure as England. Click here.
Justice » Office of the Public Guardian
Information about the Office of the Public Guardian; The OPG is an agency with responsibilities that extend across England and Wales (separate arrangements exist for Scotland and for Northern Ireland). Click here.
Legal Aid Calculator
The legal aid calculator allows you to find out if you could get legal aid for a civil case. Click here.