We attended the Mental Health Review Tribunal yesterday and represented our clients. The treating tram was seeking an Order that our client remain as an Involuntary Patient for a further period of up to 6 weeks. We disagreed with this both with our clients instructions and based on a questioning of the Psychiatrist and made submissions to that effect. No further Order was made by the Tribunal. This outcome is so rare, even when Ms Breust worked in the Mental Health Advocacy Service at Legal Aid NSW, it was almost unheard of because the Treating Teams evidence is the only medical evidence available on the day and so a cautious approach is of course always taken. We are extremely proud of the outcome we received and our client and his family were over the moon.
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