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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Musings on the MCA

The Mental Capacity Act continues to consume a number of the queries I receive.  The point of this post is not to repeat the content of those I’ve already written, but to highlight the main problems which end up my focus as the questions keep coming.  You can read previous posts I’ve written in the […]

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A Letter to Me

Dear PC BROWN, . Welcome to West Midlands Police! I can still remember very vividly how you felt on Monday 16th February 1998 as you walked through the door of Tally Ho! in Birmingham (don’t forget the exclamation mark) to join West Midlands Police, as you just have.  Having wanted to be a police officer […]

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