Project: Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty

Project status: Complete

Download the report Download the summary Download the Easy Read summary The problem The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards aim to protect people who lack mental capacity, but who need to be deprived of liberty so they can be given care and treatment in a hospital or care home. If a person’s right to liberty needs … Read more >

Project: Adult Social Care

Project status: Complete

The adult social care project was concerned with reviewing the law relating to the provision of adult social care in England and Wales. The legislative framework for adult residential care, community care, adult protection and support for carers is inadequate, often incomprehensible and outdated. To this day, it remains a confusing patchwork of conflicting statutes … Read more >

Safeguarding the public by regulating health and social care professionals – Highly Commended paper

Tim Spencer-Lane, the lead lawyer on our review of the regulation of health and social care professionals, has been recognised by the 2015 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. His paper, Safeguarding the public by regulating health and social care professionals: lessons from Mid-Staffordshire and the Law Commission review, was Highly Commended in the awards. … Read more >