Specialists in Mental Health & Mental Capacity law
Representing clients privately and under legal aid.
What we do
We are a highly specialist law firm providing expert advice and assistance in the complex area of Mental Capacity and Mental Health Law.
We have been awarded a specialist contract in Mental Health Law by the Legal Aid Agency
Help for those suffering mental disorder
We represent those who have legal issues arising from suffering mental disorder
We can assist those, and their families, who lose their capacity to make important decisions due to mental disorder, including dementia and impairment. We offer support for people who struggle to make the following decisions because they lack mental capacity.
Unable to make financial decisions
Unable to make decisions about where to live
Unable to decide what financial support is needed.
Unable to determine what statutory support is required from local authorities
Mental Capacity Case Studies
We all make decisions, big and small, everyday of our lives. For some, however, due to a lack of mental capacity, these decisions are too difficult to make on their own.
The law says someone lacking capacity cannot do one or more of the following four things:
Read our case studies to see how we have helped in this particular area of mental health and mental capacity law.
Help for those detained under the Mental Capacity Act who live in care homes
We can advise about the new rights of legal review for those detained under the Mental Capacity Act in care homes.
This legal review would cover either if the detained person, or his or her family were dissatisfied with a care home placement. Legal Aid can be available in such cases.
Help for clients and their families plan for the future inability to make substantial decisions
We can draft a Lasting Power of Attorney to cover property, affairs, health, and welfare decisions
We can represent those detained under the Mental Health Act and in legal actions against public authorities
Where public authorities have failed to provide statutory support or treatment when needed
Public Authorities' Case Studies
Inadequate and reduced services can have devastating effects on those suffering from mental disorders and the families and friends providing care and support.
Cutbacks can hit both those in the community and those placed in residential and care home placements
We have extensive skill in successfully challenging all such decisions.