Section 117 after-care statutory guidance – a missed opportunity?

06 Feb 2024

Court of Protection, Health and Social Care, Local Government


February 2, 2024

Lee Parkhill has published a review of new Government guidance on the joint duty under s.117 of the Mental Health Act 1983, published in the Local Government Lawyer.

This article considers the merits of the guidance and highlights the ongoing challenges and the need for clearer direction. Read it here.

Lee has a broad public law practice, with particular expertise in local government, social care and healthcare where he has represented clients at the Supreme Court. Lee is also an experienced Court of Protection practitioner.

In addition to his practice at the Bar, Lee sits part-time as a Deputy District Judge and nominated judge of the Court of Protection. Learn more about his practice here.