Our Mental Health Team have significant experience in helping those affected by mental health problems, providing advice and representation when you, your relative or friend, needs it most.
We are one of a limited number of law firms within England and Wales able to offer free, non-means tested, legal advice and representation in Tribunal matters and many other areas of Mental Health Law, under our contract awarded by the Legal Aid Agency.
Mental Health Law
Our specialist team provides advice and representation to patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and to those subject to Community Treatment Orders (CTO) and Guardianship. Assistance is also available to informal/voluntary patients, for those requiring help with aftercare, and to relatives and carers.
Our mental health lawyers have extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with the following areas:-
- Mental Health Tribunal Hearings
- Hospital Managers Hearings
- CPA/Section 117 and Professionals Meetings
- Mental Health Act
- Section 117 Aftercare
- Treatment Issues
- Nearest Relative
- Seclusion & Restraint
- Judicial Review
- Human Rights
Our Mental Health Team includes Accredited members of the Law Society’s Mental Health Tribunal Panel and we are active members of the Mental Health Lawyers Association. We are able to provide a cohesive approach across the spectrum of mental health and mental capacity related problems. Please also see our Mental Capacity Law page.