Hazards with the use of Court-approved Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Legal aid

Hazards with the use of Court-approved Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Legal aid


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This paper has been prepared for the information of legal practitioners by the Law Society’s Mental Health and Disability Committee. It sets out our concerns as to the impact of the Civil Legal Aid (Financial Resources and Payment for Services) Regulations 2013 on the entitlement to non-means tested legal aid in DoLs cases where there is court challenge to a DoLS authorisation.


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