|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 679|
|Court:||House of Lords|
Lord Slynn of Hadley, Lord Lloyd of Berwick, Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Clyde and Lord Sutton
|Representation||Matthew Clarke QC and Robert McCreadie (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the appellant.|
|Graham Bell QC and Simon Collins (instructed by Balfour & Manson) for the respondent.|
|Judgment Dates:||3 December 1998|
Mental health - Patient - Discharge from hospital - Psychopathic disorder - Whether patient entitled to be discharged from hospital if condition untreatable - , .