Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2016] All ER (D) 09 (Dec)
Neutral Citation: [2016] EWHC 2855 (Admin)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (Manchester)
Judge:

Judge Stephen Davies sitting as a Judge of the High Court

Representation Jennifer Richards QC and Adam Fullwood (instructed by HAS Jones Ltd, Manchester) for the claimant.
  Hilton Harrop-Griffiths and Rhys Hadden (instructed by Manchester City Council) for the authority.
  The interested party did not appear and was not represented.
Judgment Dates: 10 November 2016

Catchwords

Mental health - Patient - After-care services - Claimant seeking judicial review of defendant local social services authority's decision refusing to provide after-care services given claimant's personal injury award - Whether lawful for defendant to refuse to provide after-care services to claimant on basis having no need of such provision because able to fund it himself from personal injuries damages - .

The Case

Mental health Patient. The Administrative Court, in allowing the claimant's application for judicial review, held that it was not lawful for the defendant local social services authority to refuse to provide after-care services to the claimant, under of the Mental Health Act 1983, on the basis that he had no need of such provision because he was able to fund it himself from his personal injuries damages.

Practice Areas

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