The Right to Life

As far as I can tell, the tragic death of 60yr old Mr Michael Thompson in March 2016 was not widely covered by the media.  An inquest in Southwark in 2017 returned a verdict that Mr Thompson had died an accidental death after he set fire to his own property whilst in mental health crisis […]


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Section 13 MHA

I suspect, in just some ways, that section 13 of the Mental Health Act 1983 is the section that they really, Really don’t want you to know about, esp if you’re a police officer or paramedic who finds yourself dealing with mental health emergencies that may require consideration of using legal powers the police don’t […]

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Ignorantia Juris non Excusat

As the years go on, I do find that the posts I write are becoming replicas of other posts I’ve previously written.  Indeed, sometimes I write and then think, “I’ve covered this before” and then just stop and delete the draft, content that it’s already been said.  However, this time I’m going to write a […]

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