Published 2nd November 2018

Seni’s Law receives Royal Assent

The Mental Health (Use of Force) Act 2018 received Royal Assent in Parliament on 1 November 2018.

Known as ‘Seni’s Law’ – in tribute to Olaseni Lewis who died in 2010 following prolonged restraint by 11 police officers while he was detained as a patient at the Bethlem Royal Hospital – the Act is designed to improve oversight of the use of force against patients in mental health settings.

Look here for the INQUEST press statement, here for the National Health Executive press statement, and here for the report on BBC News.

Raju Bhatt and Sophie Naftalin act of the family of Seni Lewis.

Contact a member of the Bhatt Murphy team today