Biography

Tim is a lawyer at the Law Commission for England and Wales. He was responsible for the Law Commission’s review of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards under the Mental Capacity Act 2015. A final report, which included a draft Bill, was published in March 2017. Tim was previously in charge of the UK Law Commissions’ review of the regulation of health and social care professionals. This proposed a single legal framework for all the UK regulators including the GMC, NMC and HCPC. The final report, including a draft Bill, was published in 2014. Tim was also responsible for the Law Commission’s review of adult social care. The final report was published in 2011 and formed the basis of the Care Act 2014 and the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. He is the author of the Care Act Manual (Sweet and Maxwell) and a General Editor of the Encyclopedia of Social Services and Child Care Law.

Tim_SpencerLane's picture

Areas of Practice

Local Government