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Inquest into the death of Joseph Phuong


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Emma Price represented the London Borough of Richmond at this four week Article 2 inquest into the death of Joseph Phuong, who died whilst detained under the Mental Health Act.

The Metropolitan Police, a number of NHS trusts and the London Ambulance Service were also represented as interested persons in addition to the Family.

The inquest explored mental health provision in the community, including the arrangement of Mental Health Act assessments, police detention and section 136 procedures and issues surrounding seclusion and emergency response in the context of in-patient mental healthcare.

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