Published Wednesday January 9 2019
‘Seni’s Law’ - named after Olaseni ‘Seni’ Lewis, a 23 year old IT graduate who died as a result of prolonged restraint by police officers whilst a voluntary inpatient at Bethlem Royal Hospital in 2010 - has its second reading in the House of Commons on 3 November 2017. Raju Bhatt and Sophie Naftalin of Bhatt Murphy act for the family.
The bill presents an important opportunity to reduce dangerous restraint and increase accountability in mental health units. Read the details of the bill here, a detailed background briefing here and the Justice for Seni website here.