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Journal of Mental Health Law

ISBN: 1466-2817

The Journal of Mental Health Law was first published by Northumbria Law Press in February 1999. It is a refereed journal with two issues per year. It features articles of considerable relevance and interest to all those involved in the application or teaching of mental health law. It also contains shorter commentaries on topical issues, as well as detailed reviews both of recent court decisions and recently published books. In its short life, the Journal has established itself as a respected publication of considerable significance and assistance to those engaged and interested in this controversial area of law.


You can order electronic versions (pdfs) of this journal online - see links below. Hard copies are also available for some issues, however, these cannot be ordered online. Please contact the Northumbria Law Press for details of hard copy availability.

Please click the link to the right of the page for information on the Special Issue.

Please note - the Journal of Mental Health Law is no longer being published. Spring 2011, edition 21, was the last publication.

If you would like to submit an article for inclusion in the Journal of Mental Health Law, please contact the Editor, John Horne, on 0191 227 4649 or email john.horne@northumbria.ac.uk .  Please also see the notes for contributors link on the right hand side of this page.

Editorial Board
John Horne (Editor), Northumbria University
Professor Peter Bartlett, Nottingham University
William Bingley
Christina Bond, Northumbria University
Anselm Eldergill Solicitors Chambers, London
Charlotte Emmett, Northumbria University
Professor Phil Fennell, Cardiff Law School
Simon Foster Solicitor, London
Professor Michael Gunn, Nottingham Trent University
Dr David Hewitt (Assistant Editor) Solicitor, Hempsons, Manchester
Dr Martin Humphreys, University of Birmingham
Richard Jones Solicitor, Morgan Cole, Cardiff
Mat Kinton (Assistant Editor), Mental Health Act Commission
Edward Myers Solicitor, Barratts, Nottingham
Professor Jill Peay, London School of Economics
Professor Genevra Richardson, King’s College, London
Lucy Scott-Moncrieff
David Sheppard, Institute of Mental Health Law
Dr George Szmukler, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London