DL-H v West London Mental Health Trust and the Secretary of State for Justice: [2017] UKUT 387 (AAC)

Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber decision by Judge Jacobs on 28 September 2017.

Read the full decision in HM/1386/2017.

Judicial Summary

In deciding whether a patient is manifesting religious beliefs or mental disorder, a tribunal is entitled to take account of evidence from both religious and medical experts. A tribunal is entitled to use its own expertise to make a different diagnosis from those of the medical witnesses, provided it allows the parties a chance to make submissions and explains its decision.

Published 10 October 2017