Specialists in mental health and mental capacity law

Mental Capacity Cases

We all make decisions, big and small, everyday of our lives and most of us are able to make these decisions for ourselves, although we may seek information, advice or support for the more serious or complex ones. The law says someone lacking capacity cannot do one or more of the following four things:

  • Understand information given to them
  • Retain that information long enough to be able to make a decision
  • Weigh up the information available to make a decision
  • Communicate their decision

The case studies in this section demonstrate how we have helped in this particular area of mental health and mental capacity law. Read more...

Public Authorities Duties

The public sector equality duty means that public authorities should:

  • Remove or minimise any disadvantages you might have because of your mental health problem
  • Take steps to meet the needs of people with mental health problems that are different from the needs of people who don’t
  • Encourage employees with mental health problems to get involved in public life or in any other activity in which their participation is disproportionately low

The case studies in this section demonstrate how we have helped a number of individuals and groups of people in their interaction with public authorities. Read more...