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: Court of Appeal
Reference:   C3/2003/0387
Neutral Citation:   [2004] EWCA Civ 378
Judge(s): Judge, Mance and Scott Baker LJJ
Date: 6 May 2004