Tim is a lawyer who specialises in mental health, mental capacity and social care law. He is currently on a secondment to the Government Legal Department (Department of Health and Social Care) where he is working on the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill. At the Law Commission, Tim was responsible for the review of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, which reported in March 2017. Tim was also in charge of the UK Law Commissions’ review of the regulation of health and social care. He led the Law Commission’s review of adult social care which formed the basis of the Care Act 2014. He is the author of the “Care Act Manual” (second edition 2015, Sweet and Maxwell), General Editor of the Encyclopedia of Social Services and Child Care Law, and contributes to Cross on Local Government Law. Tim is also a senior lecturer at Kingston University where he teaches on the best interests assessor and adult safeguarding courses.