"'An excellent, comprehensive and thoughtful guide to the rights, powers, and duties of nearest relatives under the Mental Health Act. This is the definitive work on the subject.' - Phil Fennell, Professor of Law, Cardiff Law School 'This intelligent and comprehensive analysis is a welcome addition to the currently scant literature in this area.' - Journal of Mental Health Law 'There can hardly be a professional concerned with MeHA 1983 and its practical application in daily practice who will not benefit from having this book to hand...' --- New Law Journal"
About the Author
David Hewitt is a solicitor and a partner at Hempsons where he specialises in mental health law. He was a member of the Mental Health Act Commission for nine years until 2005 and now holds visiting fellowships at Northumbria University and Lincoln University. He is a President of Mental Health Review Tribunals and sits on the editorial board of The Journal of Mental Health Law. He appeared as a witness before the joint Parliamentary committee on the draft Mental Health Bill of 2004 and has also given evidence on the substantive Bill.