GT Stewart recently secured a review and resolution of a dispute regarding the provision under which our client was detained in hospital.
Our client was recalled to prison and then transferred to hospital for psychiatric treatment under the Mental Health Act 1983, and was subject to restrictions from the Secretary of State for Justice preventing his discharge, transfer or the grant of leave. The Ministry of Justice was of the view that upon his release from Hospital our client would have been returned to prison from where he would have had to have applied to the parole board. Through working together, our Mental Health and Crime departments identified this error and contacted the Ministry of Justice.
Thorough and persistent representations were made by our Mental Health Law team on behalf of our client which resulted in the Ministry reviewing his case file and revising our client’s warrant, effectively removing the wrongful restrictions from him and leaving him free to recover and return home from hospital.
Our client is represented by Adam Marley who leads our Mental Health Law team and Shelly Burroughs in our Crime department