A patient in Broadmoor Hospital who has spent more than two decades alongside some of Britain's most dangerous criminals has won the right to have a review into his detention heard in public. This is the first result of this kind and will have major implications for the way Mental Health Tribunals will function in the future.
The Upper Tribunal took a landmark decision by ordering that the First-tier Mental Health Tribunal hold a public hearing of AH's application for discharge from hospital,establishing the important principle that open justice should extend to the usually private setting of mental health tribunals.
Mental Health Solicitor and Mental Health Panel Member Kate Luscombe represented AH in the case of AH v WLMHT in a ruling that is set to shine a light on the mental health system.
Jerome Taylor, writes about this Broadmoor patient makes history with court appeal in The Independent. To read the full article, that was published in The Independent on Wednesday 9th March, click here
Kate Luscombe also commented on this ruling in The Independent, which can be viewed on The Independent online by clicking here