Response to the MoJ Proposal to Abolish Preliminary Medical Examinations in Relation to Mental Health Tribunals
The Ministry of Justice is proposing a rule change abolishing the preliminary medical examination in relation to Mental Health Tribunals. This firm is opposed to the changes and has responded to the consultation. This is an extract from our response: ‘This firm has represented patients at Mental Health Tribunals and before that at Mental Health Review Tribunals over a period of more than 40 years. We believe the proposed rule change is misconceived and based on a number of incorrect assumptions about practice.