Kenneth Roy's latest article is entitled:
A deepening scandal
What sort of law is this?
What sort of patient care is this?
What sort of humanity is this?
He provides an update on Robert Lapsley and his family's frustration at watching their brother/brother-in-law/son deprived of the care and treatment he needs. It is a shocking story but, having considered the position Mr Lapsley and his family are in, I can foresee similar situations arising throughout the country, although not necessarily connected with epilepsy but with the elderly, or those with illnesses which cause mental confusion.
Nicola Sturgeon may not be able to intervene in individual cases but surely she can pass the correspondence to Kenny MacAskill requesting an urgent review of our Court procedures for Adult and Incapacity Orders. Guardianship cases should take precedent over criminal cases but that is not how the law stands at present. We need it changed now and also, as Kenneth Roy states, a review of the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act following close behind.
I'm going to attempt to set up a Facebook page to highlight this flaw in our justice system. This case needs a wider audience so please help.