AM v West London MH NHS Trust [2012] UKUT 382 (AAC), [2012] MHLO 139

The tribunal twice refused to adjourn in circumstances where there was relatively little in the social circumstances report about aftercare on discharge, the author of the report did not attend the hearing, and the social worker who did attend could not provide any further relevant information. The Upper Tribunal decided that this 'did not affect the tribunal’s ability to give Mr M a fair hearing and to deal with his case fairly and justly' and that the patient 'had not yet progressed to the point where the issue of aftercare that was actually available would arise'.

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AM v West London MH NHS Trust [2013] EWCA Civ 1010, [2013] MHLO 73

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