R v Uxbridge County Court ex p B

Author / Contributor: Kris Gledhill
R v Uxbridge County Court ex p B
Issue: Whether a county court acted fairly and within its powers in displacing a nearest relative who objected to an application for admission under s3 Mental Health Act 1983 when the nearest relative had been given two hours notice, but no papers, and did not attend; whether it was intra vires to order displacement but give liberty to the nearest relative to apply to discharge or vary the order.
Court: Administrative Court
Reference:   CO/4849/99
Judge(s): Hidden J
Date: 11 August 2000