R (W) v Doncaster Metropolitan Borough

Author / Contributor: Kris Gledhill
R (W) v Doncaster Metropolitan Borough
Issue: Whether a social worker’s refusal to approve hostel accommodation and thereby allow a patient to be conditionally discharged was in breach of s117 Mental Health Act 1983 and/or Art 5 European Convention and, if so, whether the tort of false imprisonment was made out.
Court: Administrative Court
Reference:   CO/2325/02
Neutral Citation:   [2003] EWHC 192 (Admin)
Judge(s): Stanley Burnton J
Date: 13 February 2003