Ian Brady

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Re: Ian Stewart Brady

Decision

28th June 2013

The Tribunal has concluded that Mr Ian Stewart Brady continues to suffer from a mental disorder which is of a nature and degree which makes it appropriate for him to continue to receive medical treatment and that it is necessary for his health and safety and for the protection of other persons that he should receive such treatment in hospital and that appropriate medical treatment is available for him.

The reasons for the Tribunal’s decision will be announced in due course.

His Honour Judge Robert K. Atherton


Re: Ian Brady

Re-listing of hearing

6th December 2012

The hearing in public of the application by Mr Ian Brady has been re-listed for Monday 17th June 2013. The arrangements for the hearing will be the same as those made for the hearing which had to be adjourned last July namely that the Tribunal will hear the case at Ashworth Hospital and it will be relayed to the Civil Justice Centre Manchester for members of the public and press to watch the proceedings. the precise details of those arrangements will be published as soon as possible.

His Honour Judge Robert K. Atherton


Re: Ian Brady

Reasons for the Tribunal’s Decision

6th July 2012

The Tribunal yesterday received information concerning the medical condition of Ian Brady following his admission to hospital on Tuesday 3rd July 2012. It also received submissions on his behalf from Mr Hugh Southey Q.C. and from Miss Eleanor Gray Q.C. on behalf of the Responsible Authority, Ashworth Hospital.

The Tribunal accepted that Mr Brady’s medical condition, though not life threatening, is such as to preclude his attendance and proper participation in the hearing in public which is listed for Monday 9th July 2012.

The Tribunal considered that it would not be proper to continue in his absence as it had been a significant factor in the decision to grant a hearing in public that he would participate in such a hearing.

The Tribunal further considered whether the situation could be accommodated by a short postponement. It concluded that, given the present prognosis, that would not be practical.

The Tribunal are acutely aware of the public interest in this case being resolved as soon as possible and of the extensive arrangements which have been made to facilitate its hearing. But in the circumstances the Tribunal had to conclude that the forthcoming hearing must be adjourned to a date to be fixed when the commitments of those involved have been ascertained because of Mr Brady’s present physical condition.

His Honour Judge Robert K. Atherton
6th July 2012


Re: Ian Brady

Mental Health Tribunal decision on media attendance at Ashworth Hospital hearing

Arrangements have been made for the hearing in public of the application by Mr Ian Brady. The Tribunal will sit at Ashworth Hospital, Merseyside and the proceedings will be relayed to the Civil Justice Centre Manchester.

Mental Health Tribunal decision on media attendance at Ashworth Hospital hearing


Re the Application of Ian Brady

Notice to the media

The Tribunal made the following order which contains information for the General Public.

1. The Hearing is listed for Monday 9th July 2012 with a time estimate of 8 days.

2. The Tribunal will convene at Ashworth Hospital and the proceedings will be relayed by Close Circuit Television to the Civil Justice Centre Manchester where members of the General Public (including the media) will be able to observe the proceedings.

3. No member of the General Public will be admitted to the hearing room at Ashworth Hospital. Further consideration is being given to the position of the media’s attendance at Ashworth Hospital and a Direction will be issued as soon as possible.

His Honour Judge Robert K. Atherton

9th March 2012


The Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) Health Education & Social Care Chamber Rules 2008

Re: Ian Brady

Judgment re: Publication of the Tribunal’s Decision

In a decision given on 17th October 2011, the application by Mr Ian Brady for a hearing in public that his application dated 4th August 2010 should be held in public was granted. The date of the hearing and appropriate arrangements are presently being determined and will be published as soon as possible. The fact of this decision should be published. The Tribunal also ordered that the reasons for the decision must not to be made public.

His Honour Judge Robert K. Atherton
7th December 2011

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