Forthcoming opportunities: Review Tribunal – Experienced & Legal Members
NIJAC will shortly be commencing schemes to recruit for the following judicial offices:
- Experienced Member of the Review Tribunal (x10 plus reserve list)
- Legal Member of the Review Tribunal (x10 plus reserve list)
From 1 October 2019 the tribunal, previously known as the Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT) will have increased responsibilities and will be called the Review Tribunal.
The tribunal will retain its existing jurisdiction under the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (as amended) and will continue to hear applications made by patients or their relatives for discharge from compulsory detention in psychiatric hospitals or from compulsory guardianship and to review the authority for detention of patients whose cases have been referred.
The Review Tribunal will, in addition, have responsibility for hearing appeals against authorisations of Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) by HSC Trusts and the appointment or removal of nominated persons under the Mental Capacity (NI) Act 2016.
The following links provide useful information in respect of the Mental Capacity (NI) Act 2016 which may be of interest to potential applicants for these schemes:
- Department of Health Guidance on the Mental Capacity Act 2016: https://www.healthni.gov.uk/mca
- Department of Health Guidance on the Mental Capacity Act 2016 Scenarios: https://www.healthni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/health/mca-scenarios.pdf