Rachel Eastham

Solicitor, Head of Mental Health and Mental Capacity Department

Rachel specialises in cases before the Mental Health Tribunal and Court of Protection.

Rachel is a longstanding member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme and has extensive experience representing clients detained under the Mental Health Act. Rachel regularly represents clients before the First-Tier Tribunal and at Hospital Managers Hearings.

Rachel provides advice in relation to the Mental Capacity Act, the deprivation of liberty safeguards and deals with a variety of cases in the Court of Protection.

Rachel is both an assessor and a Accredited Legal Representative for the Law Society’s Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation Scheme, a member of the Court of Protection Practitioners Association (CoPPA) and Mental Health Lawyers Association (MHLA).

Background Information

Rachel obtained a First Class Honours Degree in Law from the University of Glamorgan and went on to study the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law. Rachel has over 13 years experience in mental health and mental capacity law.  She joined the firm in 2008.

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