Rachel Eastham returns to Southerns today following the birth of her daughter in February 2014. Rachel will resume her role as Head of Mental Health alongside colleagues and fellow Law Society accredited representatives Neil Cronin and Gareth Miller. Continuing to support the team is our specialist mental health paralegal Emma Jackson and personal assistant Jannine Savage.
Rachel and the team have extensive experience in helping those affected by mental health problems, either personally or through knowing someone who is affected. We deal with:-
Cases before the Mental Health Tribunal, representing patients who are subject to Orders under the Mental Health Act.
Representing people, their families or carers in the Court of Protection where decisions are made in the best interests of those who are unable to make decisions for themselves (regarding medical treatment, finances and property, where they should live and their contact with family members or others).
Deprivation of Liberty issues, where vulnerable adults are placed in a hospital or care home as it is considered to be in their best interests and to protect them from harm.
Making a Lasting Power of Attorney, giving another person the legal authority to act or make decisions on your behalf in circumstances in which you have lost the capacity to make decisions for yourself.
Making an Advance Decision, setting out whether or not you would agree to particular medical treatment and when you might refuse life sustaining treatment.
Rachel and the team will be happy to deal with any mental health query, please contact us.