Simpson – Cleghorn v Lancashire County Council [1999] (Unreported) (CA)

Mental health – detention – falsification of application form – negligence – damages

Where a social worker had knowingly falsified a s3 MHA 1983 application form in order to procure a patient’s admission to hospital, the patient was entitled, by virtue of s139, to leave to sue for damages for want of reasonable care and wrongful detention.

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