TW v LB Enfield

Author / Contributor: Kris Gledhill
Issue: Whether leave should be granted to allow an action for damages for wrongful detention and psychiatric injury to proceed against a local authority whose social worker made an application for detention under the Mental Health Act 1983; the reasonable practicability test for consulting a nearest relative against the wishes of a patient.
Court: Court of Appeal
Reference:   A2/2013/1400
Neutral Citation:   [2014] EWCA Civ 362
Judge(s): Arden, Aikens and Christopher Clarke LJJ
Date: 27 March 2014