Tim Spencer-Lane

Tim is a lawyer who specialises in mental capacity, mental health and social care law.

At the Law Commission he led the reviews of adult social care, health and social care professional regulation and the deprivation of liberty safeguards.

He is currently on a secondment to the Government Legal Department (DHSC) where he is working primarily on the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill.

All posts by Tim Spencer-Lane

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019

A step-by-step look at the sections and parts of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 and what they mean for practice.

Deprivation of liberty and parental consent: Re D (A Child) [2019] UKSC 42

The Liberty Protection Safeguards: quick guide

How the Liberty Protection Safeguards will differ from the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards