First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health)

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Description: Administered by the Tribunals Service. Reviews the cases of patients detained under the Mental Health Act and directs the discharge of any 'unrestricted' patients where the statutory criteria have been satisfied.

Jurisdiction: England only



Statistical data for 2008/09 Financial Year

Judicial Pool: 999

Days Sat: 19,964

Receipts: 22,964

Withdrawn: 10,393

Decided: 14,998

Outstanding: 1,792

Success Rate: 14%

Oral Hearings: 100%

Waiting Times: no information available

Notes: These figures are for England only.



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